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
Müller, M.M., 2001. Object processing in the infant brain. Science 292, 163.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, D., Su, G., 2014. New strategy to promote conversion efficiency using high-index nanostructures in thin-film solar cells. Sci. Rep. 4, 7165.
A journal article with 3 authors
Romero, R., Dey, S.K., Fisher, S.J., 2014. Preterm labor: one syndrome, many causes. Science 345, 760–765.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Yasuda, S., Townsend, D., Michele, D.E., Favre, E.G., Day, S.M., Metzger, J.M., 2005. Dystrophic heart failure blocked by membrane sealant poloxamer. Nature 436, 1025–1029.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cofnas, A., 2011. Trading Binary Options. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Chaudhuri, A., 2016. Quantitative Modeling of Operational Risk in Finance and Banking Using Possibility Theory, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Alvermann, D.E., Mallozzi, C.A., 2009. Moving Beyond the Gold Standard: Epistemological and Ontological Considerations of Research in Science Literacy, in: Shelley, M.C., Yore, L.D., Hand, B. (Eds.), Quality Research in Literacy and Science Education: International Perspectives and Gold Standards. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 63–81.

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
Taub, B., 2016. Researchers Take Steps Towards Developing A “Universal” Vaccine To Cure All Cancers [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, 1991. Interpretation of Continuing Education and Training Requirements (No. 143993). 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
Edwards, C.D., 2010. Migration: Lighting to evoke human responses (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Kenigsberg, B., 2017. After 2008, Picking On the Little Guy. New York Times C6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Müller, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Müller, 2001; Wang and Su, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Su, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Yasuda et al., 2005)

About the journal

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

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