How to format your references using the Annales d'Endocrinologie citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annales d'Endocrinologie. 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
Xie Y. Sociology of science. “Undemocracy”: inequalities in science. Science 2014;344:809–10.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rosenthal Y, Broccoli AJ. Atmospheric science. In search of paleo-ENSO. Science 2004;304:219–21.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li LY, Luo X, Wang X. Endonuclease G is an apoptotic DNase when released from mitochondria. Nature 2001;412:95–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Whitney D, Goltz HC, Thomas CG, Gati JS, Menon RS, Goodale MA. Flexible retinotopy: motion-dependent position coding in the visual cortex. Science 2003;302:878–81.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
The American Ceramic Society. Progress in Nanotechnology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
Aerts C. Asteroseismology. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhou Y, Baek JY, Li D, Spanos CJ. Optimal Training and Efficient Model Selection for Parameterized Large Margin Learning. In: Bailey J, Khan L, Washio T, Dobbie G, Huang JZ, Wang R, editors. Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: 20th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2016, Auckland, New Zealand, April 19-22, 2016, Proceedings, Part I, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 52–64.

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 Annales d'Endocrinologie.

Blog post
Luntz S. Astronomers Solve Mystery Of Strange Object At The Center Of The Milky Way. IFLScience 2014. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. FAA Facilities: Improved Condition Assessment Methods Could Better Inform Maintenance Decisions and Capital- Planning Efforts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Datta A. Speech Synthesis Using Unsupervised Learning. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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
Shpigel B. Return of Jets’ Decker Is Clouded by Injury. New York Times 2016:D6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAnnales d'Endocrinologie
AbbreviationAnn. Endocrinol. (Paris)
ISSN (print)0003-4266
General Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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