How to format your references using the Medicina Reproductiva y Embriología Clínica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Medicina Reproductiva y Embriología Clínica. 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
Bradshaw, R.A., 2013. Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012). Nature 493, 306.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jiao, L., Liu, X., 2015. Structural basis of histone H3K27 trimethylation by an active polycomb repressive complex 2. Science 350, aac4383.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ohmoto, H., Watanabe, Y., Kumazawa, K., 2004. Evidence from massive siderite beds for a CO2-rich atmosphere before approximately 1.8 billion years ago. Nature 429, 395–399.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Oganov, A.R., Chen, J., Gatti, C., Ma, Yanzhang, Ma, Yanming, Glass, C.W., Liu, Z., Yu, T., Kurakevych, O.O., Solozhenko, V.L., 2009. Ionic high-pressure form of elemental boron. Nature 457, 863–867.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stamp, M., 2005. Information Security. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Duval, B., van den Herik, J., Loiseau, S., Filipe, J. (Eds.), 2015. Agents and Artificial Intelligence: 7th International Conference, ICAART 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, January 10-12, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Greiner, A., Fincke, B., 2015. Government Debt and Human Capital Formation, in: Fincke, B. (Ed.), Public Debt, Sustainability and Economic Growth: Theory and Empirics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 205–232.

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 Medicina Reproductiva y Embriología Clínica.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2016. Bikini Island Is Still Very Radioactive Five Decades After Atomic Bomb Tests [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, 1993. Vocational Education: Status in School Year 1990-91 and Early Signs of Change at Secondary Level (No. HRD-93-71). 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
Altassan, M.A., 2017. Employee Training to Increase Efficiency in the Saudi Private Sector (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

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
Walsh, M.W., 2016. Puerto Rico’s Financial Woes Revive Calls for Independence. New York Times A9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bradshaw, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Bradshaw, 2013; Jiao and Liu, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Jiao and Liu, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Oganov et al., 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleMedicina Reproductiva y Embriología Clínica
ISSN (print)2340-9320

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