How to format your references using the Reproductive Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Reproductive Health. 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. Smaglik P. Taking stock of biotech jobs. Nature. 2002;417:3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Suit HD, Willers H. Comment on “Tumor response to radiotherapy regulated by endothelial cell apoptosis” (I). Science. 2003;302:1894; author reply 1894.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Stebe KJ, Lewandowski E, Ghosh M. Materials science. Oriented assembly of metamaterials. Science. 2009;325:159–60.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Levey DJ, Bolker BM, Tewksbury JJ, Sargent S, Haddad NM. Effects of landscape corridors on seed dispersal by birds. Science. 2005;309:146–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Petrozzi S. Practical Instrumental Analysis. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2012.
An edited book
1. Kumar S, Cohn ER, editors. Telerehabilitation. London: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Claeskens G, Pircalabelu E, Waldorp L. Constructing Graphical Models via the Focused Information Criterion. In: Antoniadis A, Poggi J-M, Brossat X, editors. Modeling and Stochastic Learning for Forecasting in High Dimensions. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 55–78.

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 Health.

Blog post
1. Andrew D. Three Ways Organic Electronics Is Changing Technology As We Know It [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/physics/three-ways-organic-electronics-is-changing-technology-as-we-know-it/

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. Student Discipline: Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001 Jan. Report No.: GAO-01-210.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Collins K. Learning to live in the layers: Traveling soul’s way through poetry [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 2014.

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. Poniewozik J. Failure Is an Art Form. New York Times. 2017 Oct 15;C1.

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 Health
AbbreviationReprod. Health
ISSN (online)1742-4755
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine

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