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
Baylis F. Pregnant women deserve better. Nature 2010;465:689–90.
A journal article with 2 authors
Allan RP, Soden BJ. Atmospheric warming and the amplification of precipitation extremes. Science 2008;321:1481–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
Herne MC, Nair JP, Salisbury SW. Comment on “A southern tyrant reptile.” Science 2010;329:1013; author reply 1013.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Gacemi D, Mangeney J, Colombelli R, Degiron A. Subwavelength metallic waveguides as a tool for extreme confinement of THz surface waves. Sci Rep 2013;3:1369.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Seyfried TN. Cancer as a Metabolic Disease. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Seeberg ML, Goździak EM, editors. Contested Childhoods: Growing up in Migrancy: Migration, Governance, Identities. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Ceylan Ö. Monitoring and Measures on Pops in Turkey. In: Bahadir AM, Duca G, editors. The Role of Ecological Chemistry in Pollution Research and Sustainable Development, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009, p. 37–45.

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. How To Build The World’s Fastest Car. IFLScience 2015. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Statistical Agencies: A Comparison of the U.S. and Canadian Statistical Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Escobedo NL. A continuing bonds grief support group for Latinas who have lost a child: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
Pilon M. Botswana Runner Faces 2-Year Ban. New York Times 2014:B13.

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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