How to format your references using the Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice. 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
1. Williams E. Environmental effects of information and communications technologies. Nature. 2011;479:354–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Shi F, Lemmon MA. Biochemistry. KSR plays CRAF-ty. Science. 2011;332:1043–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Gladyshev EA, Meselson M, Arkhipova IR. Massive horizontal gene transfer in bdelloid rotifers. Science. 2008;320:1210–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Cheon S, Kihm KD, Kim HG, Lim G, Park JS, Lee JS. How to reliably determine the complex refractive index (RI) of graphene by using two independent measurement constraints. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6364.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Saadoun AP. Esthetic Soft Tissue Management of Teeth and Implants. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Gen M, Green D, Katai O, McKay B, Namatame A, Sarker RA, et al., editors. Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Bachrach Y, Shah N. Reliability Weighted Voting Games. In: Vöcking B, editor. Algorithmic Game Theory: 6th International Symposium, SAGT 2013, Aachen, Germany, October 21-23, 2013 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 38–49.

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 Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice.

Blog post
1. Carpineti C. Astronaut Peggy Whitsun Plays A Prank On Her Russian Colleagues [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/astronaut-peggy-whitsun-plays-a-prank-on-her-russian-colleagues/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Bridge Infrastructure: Matching the Resources to the Need. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Jul. Report No.: RCED-91-167.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wick HF. Applying Natural Horn Technique to Modern Valved Horn Performance Practice [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 2001.

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
1. Grynbaum MM. They’re Like a Sitcom. Really. New York Times. 2017 May 1;C1.

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 titleGynecologic Oncology Research and Practice
AbbreviationGynecol. Oncol. Res. Pract.
ISSN (online)2053-6844
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