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
Reedijk, J., 2005. Chemistry. Dioxygen surprises. Science 308, 1876–1877.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shoubridge, E.A., Wai, T., 2008. Medicine. Sidestepping mutational meltdown. Science 319, 914–915.
A journal article with 3 authors
Naeem, S., Hahn, D.R., Schuurman, G., 2000. Producer-decomposer co-dependency influences biodiversity effects. Nature 403, 762–764.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kenett, D.Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Stanley, H.E., Gur-Gershgoren, G., 2013. How high frequency trading affects a market index. Sci. Rep. 3, 2110.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Blackwood, N., 2014. Advanced Excel Reporting for Management Accountants. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Nóbrega, C., Rodriguez-López, R. (Eds.), 2014. Molecular Mechanisms Underpinning the Development of Obesity. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Ciobanu, G., 2005. Modeling Cell-Mediated Immunity by Means of P Systems, in: Ciobanu, G., Păun, G., Pérez-Jiménez, M.J. (Eds.), Applications of Membrane Computing, Natural Computing Series. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 159–180.

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
Andrews, R., 2016. US Science Funding In Danger Of Being Frozen Due To Political Maneuvering In Congress [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, 1984. Federal White-Collar Special Rate Program (No. GGD-84-54). 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
Barrios, G., 2012. Outreach program to address the unmet needs of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans: A grant proposal (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
Vecsey, G., 2009. We’re All Finally Learning The True Price Of Football. New York Times B14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Reedijk, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Reedijk, 2005; Shoubridge and Wai, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Shoubridge and Wai, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Kenett et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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