How to format your references using the Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology. 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. Clary DC. Chemistry. Geometric phase in chemical reactions. Science. 2005;309:1195–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Benoist C, Mathis D. Mast cells in autoimmune disease. Nature. 2002;420:875–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Fuda NJ, Ardehali MB, Lis JT. Defining mechanisms that regulate RNA polymerase II transcription in vivo. Nature. 2009;461:186–92.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wu J, Zou R, Wang Q, Xue Y, Wei P, Yang S, et al. A peptide probe for the detection of neurokinin-1 receptor by disaggregation enhanced fluorescence and magnetic resonance signals. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6487.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. De Spiegeleer J, Schoutens W, Van Hulle C. The Handbook of Hybrid Securities. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
1. Pellens R, Grandcolas P, editors. Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics: Preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Grand M, Bossuet L, Le Gal B, Gogniat G, Dallet D. Design and Implementation of a Multi-Core Crypto-Processor for Software Defined Radios. In: Koch A, Krishnamurthy R, McAllister J, Woods R, El-Ghazawi T, editors. Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures, Tools and Applications: 7th International Symposium, ARC 2011, Belfast, UK, March 23-25, 2011 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 29–40.

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 Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Medications Pregnant Women Should Take, Avoid, And Think About [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/medications-pregnant-women-should-take-avoid-and-think-about/

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. Close Air Support: Status of the Air Force’s Efforts to Replace the A-10 Aircraft. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988 Sep. Report No.: NSIAD-88-211.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Kopaygorodsky E. Mathematical Model of Ultra-Rapid PSA [Doctoral dissertation]. [Cincinnati, OH]: University of Cincinnati; 2001.

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. Schwartz J. Picking a Portfolio With Pokéballs. New York Times. 2016 Oct 14;BU19.

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 titleIndian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
ISSN (print)2363-8397
ISSN (online)2363-8400
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