How to format your references using the Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 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]
Auerbach DJ. Surface science. Hitting the surface--softly. Science 2001;294:2488–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Bartek J, Lukas J. Cell biology. Balancing life-or-death decisions. Science 2006;314:261–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hsieh C-S, Kovářík J, Logan T. How central are clients in sexual networks created by commercial sex? Sci Rep 2014;4:7540.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Merceron-Saffon N, Baceiredo A, Gornitzka H, Bertrand G. Synthesis of carbenes through substitution reactions at a carbene center. Science 2003;301:1223–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Svensson H. Cable-Stayed Bridges. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Deer TR, Pope JE, editors. Atlas of Implantable Therapies for Pain Management. 2nd ed. 2016. New York, NY: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Larco N, Kelsey K, West A. Project Checklist. In: Kelsey K, West A, editors. Site Design for Multifamily Housing: Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods, Washington, DC: Island Press/Center for Resource Economics; 2014, p. 87–9.

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 Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Blog post
[1]
Hale T. US Nuclear Weapons Computers Still Use Floppy Disks. IFLScience 2016.

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. Transportation Infrastructure: Oversight of Rental Rates for Highway Construction Equipment Is Inadequate. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gonzalez R. A mentoring program for Latino foster youth: A grant proposal. 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]
Greenhouse L. JUSTICES WEIGH MILITARY’S ACCESS TO LAW SCHOOLS. New York Times 2005:A1.

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 titleTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
AbbreviationTaiwan. J. Obstet. Gynecol.
ISSN (print)1028-4559
ScopeObstetrics and Gynaecology

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