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]
Chi KR. Masculinity: Men’s makeover. Nature 2015;526:S12-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
McGuire JJ, Beroza GC. Geophysics. A rogue earthquake off Sumatra. Science 2012;336:1118–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Germain RN, Robey EA, Cahalan MD. A decade of imaging cellular motility and interaction dynamics in the immune system. Science 2012;336:1676–81.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Solé S, Gornitzka H, Schoeller WW, Bourissou D, Bertrand G. (Amino)(aryl)carbenes: stable singlet carbenes featuring a spectator substituent. Science 2001;292:1901–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Fink JK. Metallized and Magnetic Polymers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Cannon KE, Hudzik TJ, editors. Suicide: Phenomenology and Neurobiology. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Tschakert P, Laliberte N. Contaminated Identities: Understanding Human and Environmental Risks and Livelihood Options Among Small-Scale Gold Miners in Ghana. In: Luginaah IN, Yanful EK, editors. Environment and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Managing an Emerging Crisis: Selected Papers from ERTEP 2007, July 17-19 2007, Ghana, Africa, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009, p. 65–75.

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]
Luntz S. Parrots Lose in the War of the Adorables. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/parrots-lose-war-adorables/ (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. Mexican Trucking Wages. 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]
Shenasi SY. The Roots of Music Therapy: Healing the Wounds of the Psyche. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2015.

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]
Wagner J. Cespedes Wanted to Stay. Mets Wanted Him to Stay. Done Deal. New York Times 2016:B9.

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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