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
Goldston, D., 2008. Big data: Data wrangling. Nature 455, 15.
A journal article with 2 authors
Summers, M.F., Hrabowski, F.A., 3rd, 2006. Diversity. Preparing minority scientists and engineers. Science 311, 1870–1871.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee, E., Pandey, N.B., Popel, A.S., 2014. Lymphatic endothelial cells support tumor growth in breast cancer. Sci. Rep. 4, 5853.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Anand, A., Sharma, N.K., Singh, R., Gupta, A., Prabhakar, S., Jindal, N., Bhatt, A.K., Sharma, S.K., Gupta, P.K., 2014. Does DcR1 (TNF-related apoptosis-inducing-ligand Receptor 3) have any role in human AMD pathogenesis? Sci. Rep. 4, 4114.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Reed, S.M., Hrci, 2017. The HRCI Official Body of Knowledge. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Lee, M., Pak, J.S., Kim, J. (Eds.), 2014. Electrical Design of Through Silicon Via. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Masri, R., Keller, A., 2012. Chronic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury, in: Jandial, R., Chen, M.Y. (Eds.), Regenerative Biology of the Spine and Spinal Cord, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 74–88.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. A Teacher Uses Star Trek For Difficult Conversations On Race And Gender [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, 2001. Human Capital: Attracting and Retaining a High-Quality Information Technology Workforce (No. GAO-02-113T). 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
Schewe, E.M., 2016. Re-establishing Connections: Listening to Women Psychology Students Talk about Recovery (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, 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
Billard, M., 2010. For Stepping Across a Bridge. New York Times E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goldston, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Goldston, 2008; Summers and Hrabowski, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Summers and Hrabowski, 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Anand et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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