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]
Begelman M. Astronomy. A flare for acceleration. Science 2009;325:399–400.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Takeuchi T, Morris RGM. Neuroscience: Shedding light on a change of mind. Nature 2014;513:323–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Gitlin L, Karelsky S, Andino R. Short interfering RNA confers intracellular antiviral immunity in human cells. Nature 2002;418:430–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Parks JJ, Champagne AR, Costi TA, Shum WW, Pasupathy AN, Neuscamman E, et al. Mechanical control of spin states in spin-1 molecules and the underscreened Kondo effect. Science 2010;328:1370–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Nagashima Y. Elementary Particle Physics. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Clerici F. Il corpo in vetrina: Cura, immagine, benessere, consumo tra scienza dell’alimentazione e filosofia. Milano: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Atienza Alonso D, Mamagkakis S, Poucet C, Peón-Quirós M, Bartzas A, Catthoor F, et al. Intermediate Variable Removal from Dynamic Applications. In: Mamagkakis S, Poucet C, Peón-Quirós M, Bartzas A, Catthoor F, Soudris D, editors. Dynamic Memory Management for Embedded Systems, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 135–66.

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]
Luntz S. Bronze Age “World War Zero” Could Have Wiped Out A Mysterious Civilization. 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Better Information Needed for Oversight and Evaluation of Selected Elementary and Secondary Education Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Heffner MD. Informing Decision-Making for Derailments Involving Hazmat: An Analysis of Phmsa Train Accident Data. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
[1]
Gustines GG. Marvel Pays Homage to Hip-Hop. New York Times 2015:B4.

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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