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. Larson S. Anthropology. Did australopiths climb trees? Science. 2012;338:478–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Li JJ, Biggin MD. Gene expression. Statistics requantitates the central dogma. Science. 2015;347:1066–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Dean R, Bonsall MB, Pizzari T. Evolution. Aging and sexual conflict. Science. 2007;316:383–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Cartigny P, Chinn I, Viljoen KS, Robinson D. Early Proterozoic ultrahigh pressure metamorphism: evidence from microdiamonds. Science. 2004;304:853–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Evans AJ. Markets for Managers. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
1. Li SZ, Jain AK, editors. Handbook of Face Recognition. Second Edition. London: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Pertijs MAP, Huijsing JH. SIGMA-DELTA ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION. In: Huijsing JH, editor. PRECISION TEMPERATURE SENSORS IN CMOS TECHNOLOGY. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006. p. 107–57.

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 Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Earliest Eskimos Mysteriously Vanished 700 Years Ago [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/earliest-eskimos-mysteriously-vanished-700-years-ago/

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. NASA Aeronautics: Impact of Technology Transfer Activities Is Uncertain. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Mar. Report No.: NSIAD-93-137.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Garlapally V. Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Impact on Metamorphosis and Thyroid Development in African Clawed Frogs [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 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
1. Dominus S. The Sexual Healer. New York Times. 2014 Jan 26;ST1.

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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