How to format your references using the Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Tranter M. Biogeochemistry: Microbes eat rock under ice. Nature 2014;512:256–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Schaff DP, Richards PG. Repeating seismic events in China. Science 2004;303:1176–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Zhang Q, He K, Huo H. Policy: Cleaning China’s air. Nature 2012;484:161–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Mohamed N-V, Plouffe V, Rémillard-Labrosse G, Planel E, Leclerc N. Starvation and inhibition of lysosomal function increased tau secretion by primary cortical neurons. Sci Rep 2014;4:5715.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Blicq RS, Moretto LA. Writing Reports to Get Results. New York, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Kapoor D, editor. Critical Perspectives on Neoliberal Globalization, Development and Education in Africa and Asia. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Acary V, Brogliato B. Complementarity Systems. In: Brogliato B, editor. Numerical Methods for Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems: Applications in Mechanics and Electronics, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 165–76.

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 Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction.

Blog post
[1]
O`Callaghan J. Scientists Find Something Very Bizarre Behind Pluto. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/plutos-atmosphere-being-stripped-away-sun-and-forming-comet-tail/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Commercial Aviation: Impact of Airline Crew Scheduling on Delays and Cancellations of Commercial Flights. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Meissner R. Analyzing inpatient hospital costs by payer: What do they mean for the future of health care in America? Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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]
Walt SM. The Power Of a Strong State Dept. New York Times 2017:A29.

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 Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
ISSN (print)2468-7847
Scope

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