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
Colglazier, W., 2015. SUSTAINABILITY. Sustainable development agenda: 2030. Science 349, 1048–1050.
A journal article with 2 authors
Houweling, A.R., Brecht, M., 2008. Behavioural report of single neuron stimulation in somatosensory cortex. Nature 451, 65–68.
A journal article with 3 authors
Santiago, J., Henzler, C., Hothorn, M., 2013. Molecular mechanism for plant steroid receptor activation by somatic embryogenesis co-receptor kinases. Science 341, 889–892.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lesser, M.P., Mazel, C.H., Gorbunov, M.Y., Falkowski, P.G., 2004. Discovery of symbiotic nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria in corals. Science 305, 997–1000.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Eidhammer, I., Barsnes, H., Eide, G.E., Martens, L., 2013. Computational and Statistical Methods for Protein Quantification by Mass Spectrometry. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Salam, M.A., 2016. Power Systems Grounding, Power Systems. Springer, Singapore.
A chapter in an edited book
Aïssani, D., Adjabi, S., Cherfaoui, M., Benkhellat, T., Medjkoune, N., 2009. Forecast of the Traffic and Performance Evaluation of the BMT Container Terminal (Bejaia’s Harbor), in: Reiner, G. (Ed.), Rapid Modelling for Increasing Competitiveness: Tools and Mindset. Springer, London, pp. 53–64.

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
Andrew, E., 2014. “Hypervelocity stars” escaping the Milky Way could represent entirely new class [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL“hypervelocity-stars”-escaping-milky-way-could-represent-entirely-new-class/ (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, 2005. Telecommunications: Concerns Regarding the Structure and FCC’s Management of the E-Rate Program (No. GAO-05-439T). 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
Lavin, E.E., 2015. Discourse in monolingual and bilingual non-trial hearings (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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
Lee, L., 2014. Modernist Birds Can Roost Here. New York Times D3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Colglazier, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Colglazier, 2015; Houweling and Brecht, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Houweling and Brecht, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Lesser et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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