How to format your references using the International Urogynecology Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Urogynecology Journal. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Seewald JS (2003) Organic-inorganic interactions in petroleum-producing sedimentary basins. Nature 426:327–333
A journal article with 2 authors
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Binder P-M, Pipes RM (2014) Applied mathematics: how chaos forgets and remembers. Nature 510:343–344
A journal article with 3 authors
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Reyners M, Eberhart-Phillips D, Stuart G (2007) The role of fluids in lower-crustal earthquakes near continental rifts. Nature 446:1075–1078
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Baker D, Pryce G, Croxford JL, et al (2000) Cannabinoids control spasticity and tremor in a multiple sclerosis model. Nature 404:84–87

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Shaw MT (2011) Introduction to Polymer Rheology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Fujiwara H (2015) Harmonic Analysis on Exponential Solvable Lie Groups. Springer Japan, Tokyo
A chapter in an edited book
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Zhang D, Su Z, Qi K, et al (2015) RPECA-Rumor Propagation Based Eventual Consistency Assessment Algorithm. In: Chen Y, Ienne P, Ji Q (eds) Advanced Parallel Processing Technologies: 11th International Symposium, APPT 2015, Jinan, China, August 20-21, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 60–72

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 International Urogynecology Journal.

Blog post
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Fang J (2014) Brain Waves Synchronize for Faster Learning. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/brain-waves-synchronize-faster-learning/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
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Government Accountability Office (1993) High Speed Ground Transportation: Funds Need to Be Focused Under Proposed Legislation. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Dhantole G (2014) Evaluating provision of healthcare system in the U.S. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
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Herskovic L (2017) Who’s That Cat? New York Times A21

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 titleInternational Urogynecology Journal
AbbreviationInt. Urogynecol. J.
ISSN (print)0937-3462
ISSN (online)1433-3023
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology
Urology

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