How to format your references using the Sexual Medicine Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sexual Medicine Reviews. 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]
Friedman A. Neuroscience. Jump-starting natural resilience reverses stress susceptibility. Science 2014;346:555.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Bhaskaran H, Russell R. Kinetic redistribution of native and misfolded RNAs by a DEAD-box chaperone. Nature 2007;449:1014–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Elioff MS, Valentini JJ, Chandler DW. Subkelvin cooling NO molecules via “billiard-like” collisions with argon. Science 2003;302:1940–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Reineke S, Lindner F, Schwartz G, Seidler N, Walzer K, Lüssem B, et al. White organic light-emitting diodes with fluorescent tube efficiency. Nature 2009;459:234–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Sturges RH Jr. Practical Field Robotics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Huang D-S, McGinnity M, Heutte L, Zhang X-P, editors. Advanced Intelligent Computing Theories and Applications: 6th International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2010, Changsha, China, August 18-21, 2010. Proceedings. vol. 93. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Cunha-e-Silva NL, Sant’Anna C, Pereira MG, de Souza W. Reservosomes of Trypanosoma cruzi. In: de Souza W, editor. Structures and Organelles in Pathogenic Protists, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010, p. 115–30.

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 Medicine Reviews.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Penn & Teller Call Bullshit on Anti-Vaccination. IFLScience 2014.

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. Rail Safety: Federal Railroad Administration Should Report on Risks to the Successful Implementation of Mandated Safety Technology. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Lindsey MM. Sampling frequency for semi-arid streams and rivers: Implications for national parks in the Sonoran Desert Network. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 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]
Walsh MW. Muni Bonds Not as Safe As Thought. New York Times 2012:B1.

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 Medicine Reviews
AbbreviationSex. Med. Rev.
ISSN (print)2050-0521
ScopeDermatology
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Reproductive Medicine
Urology

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