How to format your references using the Gender Medicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Gender Medicine. 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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Eliasson J. The rising pressure of global water shortages. Nature. 2015;517(7532):6.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Prospero JM, Lamb PJ. African droughts and dust transport to the Caribbean: climate change implications. Science. 2003;302(5647):1024-1027.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Komatsu K, Murata M, Murata Y. Encapsulation of molecular hydrogen in fullerene C60 by organic synthesis. Science. 2005;307(5707):238-240.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Gales NJ, Kasuya T, Clapham PJ, Brownell RL Jr. Japan’s whaling plan under scrutiny. Nature. 2005;435(7044):883-884.

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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Doldi L. Validation of Communications Systems with SDL. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
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Mason T, ed. Forensic Psychiatry: Influences of Evil. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bonami P. Lift-and-Project Cuts for Mixed Integer Convex Programs. In: Günlük O, Woeginger GJ, eds. Integer Programming and Combinatoral Optimization: 15th International Conference, IPCO 2011, New York, NY, USA, June 15-17, 2011. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011:52-64.

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 Gender Medicine.

Blog post
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Luntz S. Corals Beat Heat By Swapping Algal Partners. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/coral-beat-heat-swapping-algal-partners/. Published June 8, 2015. Accessed October 30, 2018.

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. Aviation Safety: Proposals to Enhance Aircraft Tracking and Flight Data Recovery May Aid Accident Investigation, but Challenges Remain. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015.

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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Rodriguez EP. Curriculum development for nursing assistants: Pressure ulcer prevention module. 2014.

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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Southall A, McKINLEY JC Jr. ‘I Only Wanted to Scare Them.’ New York Times. February 24, 2017:MB1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleGender Medicine
AbbreviationGend. Med.
ISSN (print)1550-8579
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Gender Studies

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