How to format your references using the Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
1. Blaser H-U. Chemistry. A golden boost to an old reaction. Science. 2006;313:312–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Frank MC, Goodman ND. Predicting pragmatic reasoning in language games. Science. 2012;336:998.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Tuckerman ME, Marx D, Parrinello M. The nature and transport mechanism of hydrated hydroxide ions in aqueous solution. Nature. 2002;417:925–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Plath K, Fang J, Mlynarczyk-Evans SK, Cao R, Worringer KA, Wang H, et al. Role of histone H3 lysine 27 methylation in X inactivation. Science. 2003;300:131–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Simpkins AM, Simpkins CA. Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Náprstek J, Horáček J, Okrouhlík M, Marvalová B, Verhulst F, Sawicki JT, editors. Vibration Problems ICOVP 2011: The 10th International Conference on Vibration Problems. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dong G, Pei J. Mining Partial Orders from Sequences. In: Pei J, editor. Sequence Data Mining. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2007. p. 89–112.

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 Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology.

Blog post
1. Hale T. Can You Spot The Hidden Animal Among The Herd Of Zebra? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/can-you-spot-the-hidden-animal-among-the-herd-of-zebra/

Reports

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Further Actions Needed to Effectively Manage Risks. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Oct. Report No.: GAO-08-183T.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Nguyen C. A psychoeducational support group for Vietnamese American family caregivers of stroke survivors: Grant writing thesis proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2010.

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
1. Dynarski S. The Dangers of a Student Data Clampdown. New York Times. 2015 Jun 13;BU6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleReproductive Biology and Endocrinology
AbbreviationReprod. Biol. Endocrinol.
ISSN (online)1477-7827
ScopeDevelopmental Biology
Endocrinology
Reproductive Medicine

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