How to format your references using the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 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. Busse FH. Physics. Visualizing the dynamics of the onset of turbulence. Science. 2004;305:1574–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Morris RG, Barthelemy M. Interdependent networks: the fragility of control. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2764.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kinoshita T, Wenger T, Weiss DS. Observation of a one-dimensional Tonks-Girardeau gas. Science. 2004;305:1125–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Baker DN, Kanekal SG, Li X, Monk SP, Goldstein J, Burch JL. An extreme distortion of the Van Allen belt arising from the “Hallowe’en” solar storm in 2003. Nature. 2004;432:878–81.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Yalaoui A, Chehade H, Yalaoui F, Amodeo L. Optimization of Logistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
1. AbuRahma AF, Bergan JJ, editors. Noninvasive Peripheral Arterial Diagnosis. 1st ed. London: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Li D, Cao J, Liu M, Zheng Y. K-Connected Target Coverage Problem in Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Dress A, Xu Y, Zhu B, editors. Combinatorial Optimization and Applications: First International Conference, COCOA 2007, Xi’an, China, August 14-16, 2007 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. p. 20–31.

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 of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Supercooling Organs Could Lengthen Transplant Window [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. SSA’s Acceptance Testing of a Mass Storage System for Computerized Data Was Adequate. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1985 Mar. Report No.: IMTEC-85-5.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Underwood VL. The effect of guided reading instruction on reading achievement [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood 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. Phillips-Sandy M. Follow Me, Follow My Mom. New York Times. 2013 Dec 28;A19.

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 of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
AbbreviationJ. Assist. Reprod. Genet.
ISSN (print)1058-0468
ISSN (online)1573-7330
ScopeDevelopmental Biology
General Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine

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