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
Kovacs, J.A., 2003. Biochemistry. How iron activates O2. Science 299, 1024–1025.
A journal article with 2 authors
Davis, B.R., Candotti, F., 2010. Genetics. Mosaicism--switch or spectrum? Science 330, 46–47.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lieberman, E., Hauert, C., Nowak, M.A., 2005. Evolutionary dynamics on graphs. Nature 433, 312–316.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Fujioka, Y., Ishigaki, S., Masuda, A., Iguchi, Y., Udagawa, T., Watanabe, H., Katsuno, M., Ohno, K., Sobue, G., 2013. FUS-regulated region- and cell-type-specific transcriptome is associated with cell selectivity in ALS/FTLD. Sci. Rep. 3, 2388.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Beach, D., 1996. The Responsible Conduct of Research. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
Castellanos, S.G., 2016. Competition and Efficiency in the Mexican Banking Industry: Theory and Empirical Evidence. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Pombo, O., 2011. Neurath and the Encyclopaedic Project of Unity of Science, in: Symons, J., Pombo, O., Torres, J.M. (Eds.), Otto Neurath and the Unity of Science. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 59–70.

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., 2015. Ode To The Fruit Fly: Tiny Lab Subject Crucial To Basic Research [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, 2005. Aviation Security: Federal Action Needed to Strengthen Domestic Air Cargo Security (No. GAO-06-76). 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
Martinez, J.C., 2015. Theoretically tested remediation in response to insect resistance to Bt corn and Bt cotton: A new paradigm (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
McGOVERN, G., 2012. George McGovern on Op-Ed. New York Times 0.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kovacs, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Davis and Candotti, 2010; Kovacs, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Davis and Candotti, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Fujioka et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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