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
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Macilwain C. Green Bank dish may be last of the giants. Nature. 2000 Aug 24;406(6798):816.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Patterson GH, Lippincott-Schwartz J. A photoactivatable GFP for selective photolabeling of proteins and cells. Science. 2002 Sep 13;297(5588):1873–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hedde PN, Stakic M, Gratton E. Rapid measurement of molecular transport and interaction inside living cells using single plane illumination. Sci Rep. 2014 Nov 14;4:7048.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Karpova NN, Pickenhagen A, Lindholm J, Tiraboschi E, Kulesskaya N, Agústsdóttir A, et al. Fear erasure in mice requires synergy between antidepressant drugs and extinction training. Science. 2011 Dec 23;334(6063):1731–4.

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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El-Haik BS. Axiomatic Quality. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
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Fridkin V. Ferroelectricity at the Nanoscale: Basics and Applications. Ducharme S, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014. XII, 122 p. 81 illus., 8 illus. in color. (NanoScience and Technology).
A chapter in an edited book
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Noor TH, Sheng QZ, Bouguettaya A. Scalable Availability Model. In: Sheng QZ, Bouguettaya A, editors. Trust Management in Cloud Services. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 59–68.

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. Martian Crater And Blast Zone Formed In The Last Three Years. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017.

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. Federal Research: Assessment of Small Business Innovation Research Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 Jan. Report No.: RCED-89-39.

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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Davenport CS. Dynamic Modeling Framework to Predict Instantaneous Status of a Tractor-Dolly System [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: 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
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Dominus S. After The Dark, The ‘Dream.’ New York Times. 2013 Oct 20;AR1.

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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