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. Fujishima A. Comment on “efficient photochemical water splitting by a chemically modified n-TiO2” (I). Science. 2003;301:1673; discussion 1673.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hitti FL, Siegelbaum SA. The hippocampal CA2 region is essential for social memory. Nature. 2014;508:88–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Hart GW, Housley MP, Slawson C. Cycling of O-linked beta-N-acetylglucosamine on nucleocytoplasmic proteins. Nature. 2007;446:1017–22.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Winslow MM, Dayton TL, Verhaak RGW, Kim-Kiselak C, Snyder EL, Feldser DM, et al. Suppression of lung adenocarcinoma progression by Nkx2-1. Nature. 2011;473:101–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Agachi PŞ, Nagy ZK, Cristea MV, Imre-Lucaci Á. Model Based Control. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2006.
An edited book
1. Madarász L, Živčák J, editors. Aspects of Computational Intelligence: Theory and Applications: Revised and Selected Papers of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems 2011, INES 2011. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dokholyan NV, Shakhnovich EI. Towards Unifying Protein Evolution Theory. In: Bastolla U, Porto M, Roman HE, Vendruscolo M, editors. Structural Approaches to Sequence Evolution: Molecules, Networks, Populations. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. p. 113–26.

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. Andrews R. Researcher Faces Jail For Sharing An Academic Thesis Online [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/researcher-faces-jail-sharing-academic-thesis-online/

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. Effects on Users of Commercializing Landsat and the Weather Satellites. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1984 Feb. Report No.: RCED-84-93.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Schick VR. Examining the vulva: The relationship between female genital aesthetic perceptions and gynecological care [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington 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
1. Kalogerakis G. More Change At Charlotte And Wilbur’s. New York Times. 2017 Sep 7;C13.

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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