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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Begelman MC. Evidence for black holes. Science. 2003 Jun 20;300(5627):1898–903.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Haney CH, Ausubel FM. MICROBIOME. Plant microbiome blueprints. Science. 2015 Aug 21;349(6250):788–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Oh K, Jeong KS, Moore JS. Folding-driven synthesis of oligomers. Nature. 2001;414(6866):889–93.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Lu P, Min D, DiMaio F, Wei KY, Vahey MD, Boyken SE, et al. Accurate computational design of multipass transmembrane proteins. Science. 2018 Mar 2;359(6379):1042–6.

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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Flood BG. Wealth Exposed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
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Popovich V, Claramunt C, Schrenk M, Korolenko K, Gensel J, editors. Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems (IF&GIS’ 2015): Deep Virtualization for Mobile GIS. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. VIII, 172 p. 71 illus., 59 illus. in color. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography).
A chapter in an edited book
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Teng TT, Low LW. Removal of Dyes and Pigments from Industrial Effluents. In: Sharma SK, Sanghi R, editors. Advances in Water Treatment and Pollution Prevention. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012. p. 65–93.

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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Andrew E. New Neurons Erase Old Memories In Mice. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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. Higher Education: Activities Underway to Improve Teacher Training, but Reporting on These Activities Could Be Enhanced. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002 Dec. Report No.: GAO-03-6.

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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Casale N. Generational preferences in marketing medium selections of animal adoptions in nonprofit organizations: A correlational study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 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
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Kelly C. For Purveyor of Heartache and Cruelty, It’s All Fiction. New York Times. 2012 Jun 24;A23B.

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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