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
[1]
Hens Z. NANOMATERIALS. Economical routes to colloidal nanocrystals. Science 2015;348:1211–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Pahnke K, Zahn R. Southern Hemisphere water mass conversion linked with North Atlantic climate variability. Science 2005;307:1741–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kusano K, Johnson-Schlitz DM, Engels WR. Sterility of Drosophila with mutations in the Bloom syndrome gene--complementation by Ku70. Science 2001;291:2600–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Likhtik E, Popa D, Apergis-Schoute J, Fidacaro GA, Paré D. Amygdala intercalated neurons are required for expression of fear extinction. Nature 2008;454:642–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Picard F, Tanguy C. Innovations and Techno-ecological Transition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Eliassen F, Kapitza R, editors. Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems: 10th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, DAIS 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 7-9, 2010. Proceedings. vol. 6115. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Bastenhof A. Extraction in the Lambek-Grishin Calculus. In: Icard T, Muskens R, editors. Interfaces: Explorations in Logic, Language and Computation: ESSLLI 2008 and ESSLLI 2009 Student Sessions. Selected Papers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 57–71.

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
[1]
Andrew E. Penn & Teller Call Bullshit on Anti-Vaccination. IFLScience 2014.

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. Aircraft Noise: Eight Airports’ Efforts to Mitigate Noise. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Johnson R. Grounding theatricality in reality: The creation of the role of Suzie in “Current Nobody.” Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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]
Longman J. For the World’s Best Players, Italy Isn’t the Lure It Once Was. New York Times 2009:B10.

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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