How to format your references using the Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. 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
[1]
Edenhofer O. ENERGY. King Coal and the queen of subsidies. Science 2015;349:1286–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Heinze S, Homberg U. Maplike representation of celestial E-vector orientations in the brain of an insect. Science 2007;315:995–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Rohani P, Zhong X, King AA. Contact network structure explains the changing epidemiology of pertussis. Science 2010;330:982–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
McQuaid JB, Kustka AB, Oborník M, Horák A, McCrow JP, Karas BJ, et al. Carbonate-sensitive phytotransferrin controls high-affinity iron uptake in diatoms. Nature 2018;555:534–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Loriaux DL. A Biographical History of Endocrinology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Leung VCM, Chen M, editors. Cloud Computing: 4th International Conference, CloudComp 2013, Wuhan, China, October 17-19, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. vol. 133. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kłos M, Waszczyszyn Z. Prediction of Compaction Characteristics of Granular Soils by Neural Networks. In: Diamantaras K, Duch W, Iliadis LS, editors. Artificial Neural Networks – ICANN 2010: 20th International Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 15-18, 2010, Proceedings, Part I, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 42–5.

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 Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare.

Blog post
[1]
O`Callaghan J. Cassini Just Took Some Stunning New Images Of Clouds On Titan. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/space/cassini-just-took-some-stunning-new-images-of-clouds-on-titan/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. China: U.S. Universities in China Emphasize Academic Freedom but Face Internet Censorship and Other Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Castiglione A. Counterproductive work behaviors: The role of employee support policies, envy, and narcissism. Doctoral dissertation. 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]
Rosenberg E, Medina J, Eligon J. Protesters Take Anti-Trump Message to His Doorstep, and Plan Next Move. New York Times 2016:A25.

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 titleSexual & Reproductive Healthcare
AbbreviationSex. Reprod. Healthc.
ISSN (print)1877-5756
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology
Maternity and Midwifery

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