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]
Shlesinger MF. Statistical mechanics. Exploring phase space. Nature 2000;405:135, 137.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Wallenfang MR, Seydoux G. Polarization of the anterior-posterior axis of C. elegans is a microtubule-directed process. Nature 2000;408:89–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Ginzberg MB, Kafri R, Kirschner M. Cell biology. On being the right (cell) size. Science 2015;348:1245075.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Lin Q-Y, Mason JA, Li Z, Zhou W, O’Brien MN, Brown KA, et al. Building superlattices from individual nanoparticles via template-confined DNA-mediated assembly. Science 2018;359:669–72.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Lau VKN, Ricky Kwok Y-K. Channel-Adaptive Technologies and Cross-Layer Designs for Wireless Systems with Multiple Antennas. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
[1]
Hu B, Morasch K, Pickl S, Siegle M, editors. Operations Research Proceedings 2010: Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Fuleihan GE-H. Symptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism Medical Therapy. In: A KMA, Clark OH, editors. Handbook of Parathyroid Diseases: A Case-Based Practical Guide, Boston, MA: Springer US; 2012, p. 55–73.

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]
Taub B. Ancient Primate Brains Help Fill In The Gaps In Evolution Of Human Intelligence. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/ancient-primate-brains-help-fill-gaps-evolution-human-intelligence/ (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. U.S. Must Spend More To Maintain Lead in Space Technology. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1980.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Bannister RM. To What Extent Are the Grade Configurations of Middle/High Schools and High Schools Related to Student Engagement? Doctoral dissertation. George Washington 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
[1]
Brantley B. Marriage, That Cozy Battlefield. New York Times 2017:C1.

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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