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
Hodes G. Applied physics. Perovskite-based solar cells. Science 2013;342:317–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mullen GM, Mullins CB. Chemistry. Water’s place in Au catalysis. Science 2014;345:1564–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Flores I, Cayuela ML, Blasco MA. Effects of telomerase and telomere length on epidermal stem cell behavior. Science 2005;309:1253–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Hemann MT, Bric A, Teruya-Feldstein J, Herbst A, Nilsson JA, Cordon-Cardo C, et al. Evasion of the p53 tumour surveillance network by tumour-derived MYC mutants. Nature 2005;436:807–11.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Baker KR. Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Gal CS, Kantor PB, Lesk ME, editors. Protecting Persons While Protecting the People: Second Annual Workshop on Information Privacy and National Security, ISIPS 2008, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, May 12, 2008. Revised Selected Papers. vol. 5661. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Chelala P. A Europe of Values: From Shared History to Common Objectives. In: Carballo M, Hjelmar U, editors. Public Opinion Polling in a Globalized World, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 43–59.

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 E. How neuroscience is being used to spread quackery in business and education. IFLScience 2014. (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. School Facilities: Profiles of School Condition by State. 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
Duran PE. Factors and prevention strategies to fight childhood obesity. 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
Kelly M. Little Rock Hopes Clinton Presidency Will Put Its Dogpatch Image to Rest. New York Times 1992:A20.

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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