How to format your references using the Journal of Reproductive Immunology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 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
Gregg, C., 2010. Eppendorf winner. Parental control over the brain. Science 330, 770–771.
A journal article with 2 authors
Schmeing, T.M., Ramakrishnan, V., 2009. What recent ribosome structures have revealed about the mechanism of translation. Nature 461, 1234–1242.
A journal article with 3 authors
Xu, Y., Shi, Y., Ding, S., 2008. A chemical approach to stem-cell biology and regenerative medicine. Nature 453, 338–344.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mehonic, A., Vrajitoarea, A., Cueff, S., Hudziak, S., Howe, H., Labbé, C., Rizk, R., Pepper, M., Kenyon, A.J., 2013. Quantum conductance in silicon oxide resistive memory devices. Sci. Rep. 3, 2708.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Taroni, F., Biedermann, A., Bozza, S., Garbolino, P., Aitken, C., 2014. Bayesian Networks for Probabilistic Inference and Decision Analysis in Forensic Science. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Varelas, M. (Ed.), 2012. Identity Construction and Science Education Research: Learning, Teaching, and Being in Multiple Contexts, Bold Visions in Educational Research. SensePublishers, Rotterdam.
A chapter in an edited book
Badouel, E., Bernardinello, L., Darondeau, P., 2015. Variations of Elementary Net Synthesis, in: Bernardinello, L., Darondeau, P. (Eds.), Petri Net Synthesis, Texts in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 121–152.

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 Reproductive Immunology.

Blog post
Fang, J., 2015. Scientists Find One Of The Last Ever Lakes On Mars [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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
Government Accountability Office, 1976. Problems Associated With D.C. Public Schools Payroll Reporting System (No. 089538). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
O’Connor, C.S., 2015. Measurement of Dispersion and Attenuation in Granular Media using a Filter-Correlation Method (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Eligon, J., 2017. Australia Through American Eyes. New York Times A6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Gregg, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Gregg, 2010; Schmeing and Ramakrishnan, 2009).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Schmeing and Ramakrishnan, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Mehonic et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Reproductive Immunology
AbbreviationJ. Reprod. Immunol.
ISSN (print)0165-0378
Immunology and Allergy
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine

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