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. Gottfried K. Matter all in the mind. Nature. 2002;419:117.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Scholes MC, Scholes RJ. Ecology. Dust unto dust. Science. 2013;342:565–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Bali E, Audétat A, Keppler H. Water and hydrogen are immiscible in Earth’s mantle. Nature. 2013;495:220–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Björklund M, Taipale M, Varjosalo M, Saharinen J, Lahdenperä J, Taipale J. Identification of pathways regulating cell size and cell-cycle progression by RNAi. Nature. 2006;439:1009–13.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Goodhew S. Sustainable Construction Processes. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Alpay D. Basics of Functional Analysis with Bicomplex Scalars, and Bicomplex Schur Analysis. Luna-Elizarrarás ME, Shapiro M, Struppa DC, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Yoo K-H, Gretzel U, Zanker M. Receiver and Context Factors. In: Gretzel U, Zanker M, editors. Persuasive Recommender Systems: Conceptual Background and Implications. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 27–33.

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. Hale T. NASA Releases Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Of Three Hurricanes Seen From Space [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-releases-mesmerizing-timelapse-of-three-hurricanes-seen-from-space/

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. The Department of the Interior’s Computerized Resources Information Bank. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978 Jul. Report No.: EMD-78-17.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Song H-J. Strategic Constraints of Economic Interdependence: South Korea’s Changing Strategy in the Face of a Rising China [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 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. Walsh MW. Puerto Rico to Issue $750 Million in Revenue Bonds for Construction. New York Times. 2015 Aug 12;B2.

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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