How to format your references using the Gynécologie Obstétrique et Fertilité citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Gynécologie Obstétrique et Fertilité. 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
Gibson S. Journal club. An organic chemist highlights an ingenious way to make radiotracers. Nature 2009;457:515.
A journal article with 2 authors
Finlay CC, Jackson A. Equatorially dominated magnetic field change at the surface of Earth’s core. Science 2003;300:2084–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ben-Ami Bartal I, Decety J, Mason P. Empathy and pro-social behavior in rats. Science 2011;334:1427–30.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Biastoch A, Böning CW, Schwarzkopf FU, Lutjeharms JRE. Increase in Agulhas leakage due to poleward shift of Southern Hemisphere westerlies. Nature 2009;462:495–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Graham L. Complying with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Vassiliou V, Chow E, Kardamakis D, editors. Bone Metastases: A translational and Clinical Approach. vol. 21. 2nd ed. 2014. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Tayaran E, Schiffauerova A. The Role of Internal and External Sources of Knowledge in the Product Lifecycle in Biotechnology Sector. In: Rivest L, Bouras A, Louhichi B, editors. Product Lifecycle Management. Towards Knowledge-Rich Enterprises: IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2012, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 9-11, 2012, Revised Selected Papers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 46–57.

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 Gynécologie Obstétrique et Fertilité.

Blog post
Andrew E. 1500-Year-Old Amulet With Palindrome Inscription Discovered In Cyprus. IFLScience 2015.


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
Government Accountability Office. Customs Automation: Observations on Selected Automated Commercial System Modules. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Farrell DP. Teachers’ Perceptions of How the Use of Peer Evaluation Could Improve Their Teaching Practice. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 2017.

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
Koblin J. Into the Fray of Great TV. New York Times 2017:B1.

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 titleGynécologie Obstétrique et Fertilité
AbbreviationGynecol. Obstet. Fertil.
ISSN (print)1297-9589
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine

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