How to format your references using the Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
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Konacki M. An extrasolar giant planet in a close triple-star system. Nature. 436(7048), 230–233 (2005).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kummamuru RK, Soh Y-A. Electrical effects of spin density wave quantization and magnetic domain walls in chromium. Nature. 452(7189), 859–863 (2008).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Sigman DM, Hain MP, Haug GH. The polar ocean and glacial cycles in atmospheric CO(2) concentration. Nature. 466(7302), 47–55 (2010).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Hanotte O, Bradley DG, Ochieng JW, Verjee Y, Hill EW, Rege JEO. African pastoralism: genetic imprints of origins and migrations. Science. 296(5566), 336–339 (2002).

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
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Chowdhury D, Stauffer D. Principles of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
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Donkelaar HJT. Clinical Neuroembryology: Development and Developmental Disorders of the Human Central Nervous System. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
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Straumann RK, Purves RS. Resolution Sensitivity of a Compound Terrain Derivative as Computed from LiDAR-Based Elevation Data. In: The European Information Society: Leading the Way with Geo-information. Fabrikant SI, Wachowicz M (Eds.), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 87–109 (2007).

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Scientists Develop Environmentally Friendly Diapers Made From Jellyfish [Internet]. IFLScience (2014). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/scientists-develop-environmentally-friendly-diapers-made-jellyfish/.

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
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Government Accountability Office. Athletic Department Profiles. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Bratton EW. Clinical management and outcomes of patients in the Duke Cryptococcosis Clinical Cohort, 1996 - 2009. (2012).

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
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Kolomatsky M. International Rents Per Square Foot. New York Times, RE2 (2017).

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleExpert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology
ISSN (print)1747-4108
ISSN (online)1747-4116
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