How to format your references using the Woman - Psychosomatic Gynaecology and Obstetrics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Woman - Psychosomatic Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 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
Berglund, J., 2011. Orthopaedics: Structural support. Nature 480, S56-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bensinger, S.J., Tontonoz, P., 2008. Integration of metabolism and inflammation by lipid-activated nuclear receptors. Nature 454, 470–477.
A journal article with 3 authors
Richardson, C.E., Kooistra, T., Kim, D.H., 2010. An essential role for XBP-1 in host protection against immune activation in C. elegans. Nature 463, 1092–1095.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Koide, S., Huang, X., Link, K., Koide, A., Bu, Z., Engelman, D.M., 2000. Design of single-layer beta-sheets without a hydrophobic core. Nature 403, 456–460.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Paul, S., 2010. Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Burge, M.J., Bowyer, K.W. (Eds.), 2013. Handbook of Iris Recognition, Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Rosenthal, E., Flexer, A., Möller, P., 2009. The hydrochemical history of the Rift, in: Hötzl, H., Möller, Peter, Rosenthal, Eliahu (Eds.), The Water of the Jordan Valley: Scarcity and Deterioration of Groundwater and Its Impact on the Regional Development. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 75–82.

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 Woman - Psychosomatic Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2016. Neanderthal Babies Were Stocky, Just Like Their Parents [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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
Government Accountability Office, 1991. Bridge Infrastructure: Matching the Resources to the Need (No. RCED-91-167). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Anderson, S.L., 2008. Ninth grade transition: Best practices for a successful transition to high school (Doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

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
Vecsey, G., 2010. Super Bowl Champion Jets Ignited A Sporting Revival in the Big Town. New York Times SP3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Berglund, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Bensinger and Tontonoz, 2008; Berglund, 2011).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Bensinger and Tontonoz, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Koide et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleWoman - Psychosomatic Gynaecology and Obstetrics
ISSN (print)2213-560X

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