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
Golbeck J. Computer science. Weaving a Web of trust. Science 2008;321:1640–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Knaden M, Wehner R. Path integration in desert ants controls aggressiveness. Science 2004;305:60.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rodell M, Velicogna I, Famiglietti JS. Satellite-based estimates of groundwater depletion in India. Nature 2009;460:999–1002.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Law RHP, Lukoyanova N, Voskoboinik I, Caradoc-Davies TT, Baran K, Dunstone MA, et al. The structural basis for membrane binding and pore formation by lymphocyte perforin. Nature 2010;468:447–51.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Birke D. Social Networks and their Economics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
Wong WE, Ma T, editors. Emerging Technologies for Information Systems, Computing, and Management. vol. 236. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Christen P, Vatsalan D, Fu Z. Advanced Record Linkage Methods and Privacy Aspects for Population Reconstruction—A Survey and Case Studies. In: Bloothooft G, Christen P, Mandemakers K, Schraagen M, editors. Population Reconstruction, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 87–110.

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
Fang J. Toothpaste Fluorine Comes From Long-Dead Stars. 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. Surface Infrastructure: High-Speed Rail Projects in the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Grosso T. Exploring How Older Adults Who Qualify for the Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) Programs and Services Learn to Successfully Age in Place. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, 2015.

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
Corkery M, Walsh MW. Treasury Considers Plan to Help Puerto Rico. New York Times 2015:B1.

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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