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
Meinwald, J., 2011. Retrospective. Thomas Eisner (1929-2011). Science 332, 549.
A journal article with 2 authors
Samet, J.M., Wipfli, H.L., 2010. Globe still in grip of addiction. Nature 463, 1020–1021.
A journal article with 3 authors
Galloway, K.E., Franco, E., Smolke, C.D., 2013. Dynamically reshaping signaling networks to program cell fate via genetic controllers. Science 341, 1235005.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sun, L., Banhart, F., Krasheninnikov, A.V., Rodríguez-Manzo, J.A., Terrones, M., Ajayan, P.M., 2006. Carbon nanotubes as high-pressure cylinders and nanoextruders. Science 312, 1199–1202.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grant, G., 2016. The Water Sensitive City. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Horie, Y. (Ed.), 2009. Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library, Vol. 3: Solids II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Dunoff, J.L., 2013. Is Sovereign Equality Obsolete? Understanding Twenty-First Century International Organizations, in: Nijman, J.E., Werner, W.G. (Eds.), Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2012: Legal Equality and the International Rule of Law - Essays in Honour of P.H. Kooijmans. T. M. C. Asser Press, The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 99–127.

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
O`Callaghan, J., 2017. Water Found On One Of The First Exoplanets We Ever Discovered [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, 1996. Mass Transit: Actions Needed for the BART Airport Extension (No. RCED-96-176). 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
Sontag, M., 2006. Emotion and the Labeling Process (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Hodara, S., 2016. The Art of the Nest. New York Times WE9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Meinwald, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Meinwald, 2011; Samet and Wipfli, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Samet and Wipfli, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Sun et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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