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
Austin J. Science careers. Getting on the grid: bringing remote, intermittent energy sources into line. Science 2007;315:870.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bernèche S, Roux B. Energetics of ion conduction through the K+ channel. Nature 2001;414:73–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
O’Connor DH, Huber D, Svoboda K. Reverse engineering the mouse brain. Nature 2009;461:923–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Ma T, Zhao M-J, Wang Y-K, Fei S-M. Non-commutativity and local indistinguishability of quantum states. Sci Rep 2014;4:6336.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Saghyan AS, Langer P. Asymmetric Synthesis of Non&;#x02010;Proteinogenic Amino Acids. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley&;#x02010;VCH Verlag GmbH &;#38; Co. KGaA; 2016.
An edited book
Kawano Y, Mosca M, editors. Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography: Third Workshop, TQC 2008 Tokyo, Japan, January 30 - February 1, 2008. Revised Selected Papers. vol. 5106. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
López JI, Brovka M, Escobar JM, Cascón JM, Montenegro R. T-spline Parameterization of 2D Geometries Based on the Meccano Method with a New T-mesh Optimization Algorithm. In: Sarrate J, Staten M, editors. Proceedings of the 22nd International Meshing Roundtable, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 57–74.

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
Davis J. Hunters Accidentally Shoot Four Critically Endangered Birds in New Zealand. IFLScience 2015. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Higher Education: School’s Use of the Antitrust Exemption Has Not Significantly Affected College Affordability or Likelihood of Student Enrollment to Date. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Foster HC. The effect of droplet size and sprayer type on physical drift. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University, 2017.

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
Grynbaum MM. Inaugural All Its Own Brings Astonishment and Awe to Television. New York Times 2017:A22.

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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