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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Gynécologie Obstétrique Fertilité & Sénologie. 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
Nudo RJ. Rehabilitation: Boost for movement. Nature 2015;527:314–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vaughn D, Strathmann RR. Predators induce cloning in echinoderm larvae. Science 2008;319:1503.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jönsson TJ, Johnson LC, Lowther WT. Structure of the sulphiredoxin-peroxiredoxin complex reveals an essential repair embrace. Nature 2008;451:98–101.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Li H, Dong B, Zhang Z, Zhang HF, Sun C. A transparent broadband ultrasonic detector based on an optical micro-ring resonator for photoacoustic microscopy. Sci Rep 2014;4:4496.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morales G, Kacher C. Short Selling with the O’Neil Disciples. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
Munk R, editor. Moses Mendelssohn’s Metaphysics and Aesthetics. vol. 13. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Roser F. Proliferation Behaviour of Meningiomas. In: Tatagiba M, editor. Samii’s Essentials in Neurosurgery, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 27–34.

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 Fertilité & Sénologie.

Blog post
Andrew D. Meet Lidar: The Amazing Laser Technology That’s Helping Archaeologists Discover Lost Cities. IFLScience 2016.


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. Social Security Numbers: Stronger Protections Needed When Contractors Have Access to SSNs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Finnegan RJ. Information food webs: A quantitative inquiry using a biological food web methodology. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 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
Crow K. Peace Breaks Out in Conflict Over Nobel Statue. New York Times 2001:146.

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 Fertilité & Sénologie
ISSN (print)2468-7189

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