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. Botstein D. Genome-sequencing anniversary. Fruits of genome sequences for biology. Science. 2011;331:1025.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bernèche S, Roux B. Energetics of ion conduction through the K+ channel. Nature. 2001;414:73–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. O’Riordan M, Moors MA, Portnoy DA. Listeria intracellular growth and virulence require host-derived lipoic acid. Science. 2003;302:462–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Sidorenko A, Krupenkin T, Taylor A, Fratzl P, Aizenberg J. Reversible switching of hydrogel-actuated nanostructures into complex micropatterns. Science. 2007;315:487–90.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Holsclaw G. Transcending Subjects. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Reynolds M, Holwell S, editors. Systems Approaches to Managing Change: A Practical Guide. London: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Djukić D, Janković V, Matić I, Petrović N. Solutions. In: Janković V, Matić I, Petrović N, editors. The IMO Compendium: A Collection of Problems Suggested for The International Mathematical Olympiads: 1959-2009 Second Edition. New York, NY: Springer; 2011. p. 347–790.

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. This Is The Submarine NASA’s Wants To Use To Explore Titan [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/check-out-nasa-s-conceptual-submarine-explore-titan-s-kraken-mare/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Career and Technical Education: States Have Broad Flexibility in Implementing Perkins IV. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Jul. Report No.: GAO-09-683.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Sammons JL. Perceived benefits of and barriers to physical exercise in people with severe mental illness [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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. Grynbaum MM, Steel E. Fox News, Pledging New Culture, Ousts Another Symbol of Old One. New York Times. 2017 May 1;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 of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
AbbreviationJ. Assist. Reprod. Genet.
ISSN (print)1058-0468
ISSN (online)1573-7330
ScopeDevelopmental Biology
Genetics
General Medicine
Genetics(clinical)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine

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