How to format your references using the American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism. 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
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Naismith JH. Don’t let politics put Diamond at risk. Nature 403: 698, 2000.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wachsman ED, Lee KT. Lowering the temperature of solid oxide fuel cells. Science 334: 935–939, 2011.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Villeneuve J, Chaussidon M, Libourel G. Homogeneous distribution of 26Al in the solar system from the Mg isotopic composition of chondrules. Science 325: 985–988, 2009.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Bracey MH, Hanson MA, Masuda KR, Stevens RC, Cravatt BF. Structural adaptations in a membrane enzyme that terminates endocannabinoid signaling. Science 298: 1793–1796, 2002.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Bailly P. Materials and Structures under Shock and Impact. Hoboken, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
An edited book
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Cartier P. Freedom in Mathematics. New Delhi: Springer India, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Richter MM, Weber RO. Case Representations. In: Case-Based Reasoning: A Textbook, edited by Weber RO. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013, p. 87–111.

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 American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Blog post
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Luntz S. The Year You Were Born Determines Which Strains Of Flu You’re Vulnerable To [Online]. IFLScience IFLScience: 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/the-year-you-were-born-determines-which-strains-of-flu-youre-vulnerable-to/ [30 Oct. 2018].

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. Information Technology: FBI Is Building Management Capabilities Essential to Successful System Deployments, but Challenges Remain. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Annan F. Spatial pattern of yield distributions: implications for crop insurance. Mississippi State University: 2012.

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
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(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Army Diet Found Lacking. New York Times: A6, 2003.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (2).
This sentence cites two references (2, 4).
This sentence cites four references (3, 6–8).

About the journal

Full journal titleAmerican Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism
AbbreviationAm. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab.
ISSN (print)0193-1849
ISSN (online)1522-1555
ScopePhysiology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Physiology (medical)

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