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]
Lackner KS. Comment on “efficient photochemical water splitting by a chemically modified n-TiO2” (III). Science 2003;301:1673; discussion 1673.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Festing MF, Fisher EM. Mighty mice. Nature 2000;404:815.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Chen R-P, Chew K-H, He S. Dynamic control of collapse in a vortex Airy beam. Sci Rep 2013;3:1406.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Stice E, Spoor S, Bohon C, Small DM. Relation between obesity and blunted striatal response to food is moderated by TaqIA A1 allele. Science 2008;322:449–52.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Deroussi L. Metaheuristics for Logistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Demirkan H, Spohrer JC, Krishna V, editors. Service Systems Implementation. 1st ed. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Crétaux J-F, Abarca-del-Río R, Bergé-Nguyen M, Arsen A, Drolon V, Clos G, et al. Lake Volume Monitoring from Space. In: Cazenave A, Champollion N, Benveniste J, Chen J, editors. Remote Sensing and Water Resources, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 79–115.

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]
Hale T. Bizarre Flying Saucer Shaped Clouds Spotted Over South Africa. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/what-were-these-ufo-clouds-spotted-across-south-africa0/ (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. DOD Information Technology: Software and Systems Process Improvement Programs Vary in Use of Best Practices. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Johnson DA. Job satisfaction in the operating room: An analysis of the cultural competence of nurses. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, 2008.

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]
Pilon M. New York Mulls New Bid. New York Times 2014:B14.

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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