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
Sanfey AG. Social decision-making: insights from game theory and neuroscience. Science 2007;318:598–602.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tabin CJ, McMahon AP. Developmental biology. Grasping limb patterning. Science 2008;321:350–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
Akil H, Martone ME, Van Essen DC. Challenges and opportunities in mining neuroscience data. Science 2011;331:708–12.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Hickenboth CR, Moore JS, White SR, Sottos NR, Baudry J, Wilson SR. Biasing reaction pathways with mechanical force. Nature 2007;446:423–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mariño PP. Optimization of Computer Networks - Modeling and Algorithms. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Cuthbertson R. Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Practical Ideas for Moving Towards Best Practice. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Yang J, Liu H. Cadmium Selenide–Platinum Nanocomposites with a Core–Shell Construction. In: Liu H, editor. Metal-Based Composite Nanomaterials, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 115–41.

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
Hamilton K. Plastic-Eating Mealworms Could Help Reduce Landfill Waste. 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. Early Learning and Child Care: Federal Funds Support Multiple Programs with Similar Goals. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Landon SG. The development of a transitional shelter program for homeless women: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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
Wagner J. With a Final Shot, the Mets Are Denied as the Braves Snatch a Sweep. New York Times 2016:B13.

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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