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
Dolgin, E., 2014. Therapeutics: Negative feedback. Nature 508, S10-1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Trampert, J., van Heijst, H.J., 2002. Global azimuthal anisotropy in the transition zone. Science 296, 1297–1299.
A journal article with 3 authors
Butler, M.A., Sawyer, S.A., Losos, J.B., 2007. Sexual dimorphism and adaptive radiation in Anolis lizards. Nature 447, 202–205.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Peichel, C.L., Nereng, K.S., Ohgi, K.A., Cole, B.L., Colosimo, P.F., Buerkle, C.A., Schluter, D., Kingsley, D.M., 2001. The genetic architecture of divergence between threespine stickleback species. Nature 414, 901–905.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Coulson, J., 2014. Sustainable Use of Wood in Construction. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Crommelin, D.J.A., de Vlieger, J.S.B. (Eds.), 2015. Non-Biological Complex Drugs: The Science and the Regulatory Landscape, AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Kitamura, C., 2015. Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Solid-State Optical Properties of Substituted Tetracenes, in: Akasaka, T., Osuka, A., Fukuzumi, S., Kandori, H., Aso, Y. (Eds.), Chemical Science of π-Electron Systems. Springer Japan, Tokyo, pp. 69–87.

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, D., 2015. What Would The USA Look Like If All The Ice On Earth Melted? [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, 1996. AIP Funding for the Nation’s Largest Airports (No. RCED-96-219R). 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
Sidwell, M.D., 2017. Indirect measures as predictors of social skills observed through means of direct observation (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
Cardwell, D., Schwartz, J., 2017. Exxon’s Accounting of Its Emissions Costs ‘May Be a Sham,’ New York State Says. New York Times B6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dolgin, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Dolgin, 2014; Trampert and van Heijst, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Trampert and van Heijst, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Peichel et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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