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. Marshall E. A sinister plot or victim of politics? Science. 2000;289:571.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Taipale J, Beachy PA. The Hedgehog and Wnt signalling pathways in cancer. Nature. 2001;411:349–54.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Mohanan JL, Arachchige IU, Brock SL. Porous semiconductor chalcogenide aerogels. Science. 2005;307:397–400.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Tanatar MA, Paglione J, Petrovic C, Taillefer L. Anisotropic violation of the Wiedemann-Franz law at a quantum critical point. Science. 2007;316:1320–2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Lombard M. SolidWorks® 2011 Parts Bible. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Velazco R, Fouillat P, Reis R, editors. Radiation Effects on Embedded Systems. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Meinel FG, Zhang LJ, Schoepf UJ. Dual Energy CT in Chest Tumors. In: De Cecco CN, Laghi A, Schoepf UJ, Meinel FG, editors. Dual Energy CT in Oncology. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 41–58.

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. O`Callaghan J. No, That Incredible Atlas V Launch Was Not A UFO [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/no-incredible-atlas-v-launch-was-not-ufo-please-stop-asking/

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. Indian Affairs: Management Challenges Continue to Hinder Efforts to Improve Indian Education. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013 Feb. Report No.: GAO-13-342T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Hendry M. The Lonely Nineteenth Century: Loneliness and the Female Protagonist in the Victorian Novel [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 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
1. Pilon M. Hitting the Wall: For Marathon Charities, Numbers Are Slowing. New York Times. 2013 Oct 25;A1.

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
Scope

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