How to format your references using the Journal of Ovarian Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Ovarian Research. 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
1. Koen D. Nuts and bolts: career journals. Nature. 2004;427:180.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Wright SI, Barrett SCH. Evolution. The long-term benefits of self-rejection. Science. 2010;330:459–60.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Laskar J, Levrard B, Mustard JF. Orbital forcing of the martian polar layered deposits. Nature. 2002;419:375–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Shan L, Molberg Ø, Parrot I, Hausch F, Filiz F, Gray GM, et al. Structural basis for gluten intolerance in celiac sprue. Science. 2002;297:2275–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Somjit N, Robertson I, Chongcheawchamnan M. Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Design for Wireless Communications. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Ostwald MJ, editor. Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future: Volume I: Antiquity to the 1500s. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Stojadinović S, Vasilić R, Kasalica B, Belča I, Zeković L. Luminescence During the Electrochemical Oxidation of Aluminum. In: Djokić SS, editor. Electrodeposition and Surface Finishing: Fundamentals and Applications. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. p. 241–302.

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 Ovarian Research.

Blog post
1. Hale T. Here’s How To Beat The Queues At The Supermarket Checkout. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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. Army Accounting Adjustments--Aviation Systems Command. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992 Aug. Report No.: AFMD-92-103ML.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Christian TM. Under the Navajo stars: The intersection of mythic narratives, archaeology, and star ceilings [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 2012.

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. Crow K. 3-Card Monte Is Vanishing, Just Like Your $50 Bill Did. New York Times. 2001 Apr 8;146.

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 Ovarian Research
AbbreviationJ. Ovarian Res.
ISSN (online)1757-2215
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology

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