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]
Lu X. The rewards of roughing it. Science 2015;350:350.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Burke A, Robinson LF. The Southern Ocean’s role in carbon exchange during the last deglaciation. Science 2012;335:557–61.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Harper SM, Neil LC, Gardner KH. Structural basis of a phototropin light switch. Science 2003;301:1541–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Seligson DB, Horvath S, Shi T, Yu H, Tze S, Grunstein M, et al. Global histone modification patterns predict risk of prostate cancer recurrence. Nature 2005;435:1262–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hu W. Fundamental Spacecraft Dynamics and Control. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Cheung C-K, editor. Media Literacy Education in China. Singapore: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
van den Berg B, Leenes RE. Abort, Retry, Fail: Scoping Techno-Regulation and Other Techno-Effects. In: Hildebrandt M, Gaakeer J, editors. Human Law and Computer Law: Comparative Perspectives, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013, p. 67–87.

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. Scientists Made A Lego Maze To See How Groups Of Ants Coordinate. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/scientists-made-a-lego-maze-to-see-how-groups-of-ants-coordinate/ (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. Useful Techniques for Examining Automated Data Processing Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1969.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Stevens W. Using emotional intelligence as a leadership strategy to make good leaders great. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 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]
Wagner J. Looking the Part of a Mets Starter, a Rookie Delivers. New York Times 2016:SP2.

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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