How to format your references using the Journal of Gynecologic Oncology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Gynecologic Oncology. 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.
Yarborough M. Openness in science is key to keeping public trust. Nature. 2014 Nov 20;515(7527):313.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Min JH, Pavletich NP. Recognition of DNA damage by the Rad4 nucleotide excision repair protein. Nature. 2007 Oct 4;449(7162):570–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Liu F, Bakht S, Dean C. Cotranscriptional role for Arabidopsis DICER-LIKE 4 in transcription termination. Science. 2012 Mar 30;335(6076):1621–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Pedersen IM, Cheng G, Wieland S, Volinia S, Croce CM, Chisari FV, et al. Interferon modulation of cellular microRNAs as an antiviral mechanism. Nature. 2007 Oct 18;449(7164):919–22.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Rowlinson M. A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
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Orrell J, Curtis DD, editors. Publishing Higher Degree Research: Making the Transition from Student to Researcher. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2016. XII, 170 p. (Higher Education Horizons).
A chapter in an edited book
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Phan TN, Küng J, Dang TK. An Elastic Approximate Similarity Search in Very Large Datasets with MapReduce. In: Hameurlain A, Dang TK, Morvan F, editors. Data Management in Cloud, Grid and P2P Systems: 7th International Conference, Globe 2014, Munich, Germany, September 2-3, 2014 Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 49–60. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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 Gynecologic Oncology.

Blog post
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Luntz S. Chemical Found In Deep Space Hints At How Life Formed. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Award of Indian Health Professions Scholarships. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Jan. Report No.: OSI-99-3R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Contartesi RA. School climate: A correlational analysis of superintendent leadership communication and employee performance [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 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
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Greenhouse L. A Case-by-Case Ruling on Discrimination. New York Times. 2008 Feb 27;A17.

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 Gynecologic Oncology
AbbreviationJ. Gynecol. Oncol.
ISSN (print)2005-0380
ISSN (online)2005-0399
ScopeGeneral Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Oncology

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