How to format your references using the Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction. 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
Honjo T. Science and government. In search of the best grant system. Science 2005;309:1329.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stitzel ML, Seydoux G. Regulation of the oocyte-to-zygote transition. Science 2007;316:407–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shaviv NJ, Prokoph A, Veizer J. Is the solar system’s galactic motion imprinted in the Phanerozoic climate? Sci Rep 2014;4:6150.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Arantes-Oliveira N, Apfeld J, Dillin A, Kenyon C. Regulation of life-span by germ-line stem cells in Caenorhabditis elegans. Science 2002;295:502–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gladon RJ, Graves WR, Kelly JM. Getting Published in the Life Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Salzborn S, Davidov E, Reinecke J, editors. Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciences. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Bokalič M, Topič M. CdTe Solar Cells. In: Topič M, editor. Spatially Resolved Characterization in Thin-Film Photovoltaics, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 53–65.

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 Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction.

Blog post
Andrew E. Dunkin’ Donuts Ditches Titanium Dioxide – But Is It Actually Harmful? IFLScience 2015.


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
Government Accountability Office. Fund Accountability: Procedures Used for Selected Benefit/Mandatory Spending Programs Are Adequate. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Chepete P. Modeling of the factors affecting mathematical achievement of Form 1 students in Botswana based on the 2003 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Doctoral dissertation. Indiana University, 2008.

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
Fuller T, Pérez-Peña R. As California Fires Raced, Waiting Meant Dying. New York Times 2017: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 titleJournal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
AbbreviationJ. Gynecol. Obstet. Biol. Reprod. (Paris)
ISSN (print)0368-2315
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine

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