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
Stratton, M.R., 2011. Exploring the genomes of cancer cells: progress and promise. Science 331, 1553–1558.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bruick, R.K., McKnight, S.L., 2001. A conserved family of prolyl-4-hydroxylases that modify HIF. Science 294, 1337–1340.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nakatsuji, S., Kiyohara, N., Higo, T., 2015. Large anomalous Hall effect in a non-collinear antiferromagnet at room temperature. Nature 527, 212–215.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Taatjes, D.J., Näär, A.M., Andel, F., 3rd, Nogales, E., Tjian, R., 2002. Structure, function, and activator-induced conformations of the CRSP coactivator. Science 295, 1058–1062.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davis, T.G., 2010. Java® and Mac OS® X. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA.
An edited book
Saeed, K., Chaki, R., Cortesi, A., Wierzchoń, S. (Eds.), 2013. Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management: 12th IFIP TC8 International Conference, CISIM 2013, Krakow, Poland, September 25-27, 2013. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Biswas, A., Banerjee, B., Mandal, S., 2013. Optimal Sample Proportion for a Two-Treatment Clinical Trial in the Presence of Surrogate Endpoints, in: Ucinski, D., Atkinson, A.C., Patan, M. (Eds.), MODa 10 – Advances in Model-Oriented Design and Analysis: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop in Model-Oriented Design and Analysis Held in Łagów Lubuski, Poland, June 10–14, 2013, Contributions to Statistics. Springer International Publishing, Heidelberg, pp. 27–34.

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
Fang, J., 2014. Mystery Of How The Egyptians Moved Pyramid Stones Solved [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, 2001. Intercollegiate Athletics: Four-Year Colleges’ Experiences Adding and Discontinuing Teams (No. GAO-01-297). 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
Marmolejo, R., 2013. Drop-in center for homeless veteran families: A grant proposal (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Billard, M., 2010. The Shopping Urge Can Hit Anytime. New York Times E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stratton, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Bruick and McKnight, 2001; Stratton, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Bruick and McKnight, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Taatjes et al., 2002)

About the journal

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

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