How to format your references using the Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia. 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
Perk J. Perspective: The power of disease prevention. Nature. 2013 Jan 31;493(7434):S6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Moura AC de A, Lee PC. Capuchin stone tool use in Caatinga dry forest. Science. 2004 Dec 10;306(5703):1909.
A journal article with 3 authors
Barna M, Pandolfi PP, Niswander L. Gli3 and Plzf cooperate in proximal limb patterning at early stages of limb development. Nature. 2005 Jul 14;436(7048):277–81.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Rehling P, Model K, Brandner K, Kovermann P, Sickmann A, Meyer HE, et al. Protein insertion into the mitochondrial inner membrane by a twin-pore translocase. Science. 2003 Mar 14;299(5613):1747–51.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ehrlich E, Fanelli D. The Financial Services Marketing Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
Feuerlicht G, Lamersdorf W, editors. Service-Oriented Computing – ICSOC 2008 Workshops: ICSOC 2008 International Workshops, Sydney, Australia, December 1st, 2008, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. XIV, 416 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 5472).
A chapter in an edited book
Bai Y, Han X, Prince JL. Geometric Deformable Models. In: Paragios N, Duncan J, Ayache N, editors. Handbook of Biomedical Imaging: Methodologies and Clinical Research. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2015. p. 83–104.

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 Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia.

Blog post
Hale T. China’s Bizarre Traffic-Straddling Bus Has Actually Been Built [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Technology Transfer: Japanese Firms Involved in F-15 Coproduction and Civil Aircraft Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992 Jun. Report No.: NSIAD-92-178.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Magner TJ. Performance and leadership in multiplayer online gaming [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 2014.

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
Barron J. Sorting a Comic’s Library of Laughs (and Letters and Bills and …). New York Times. 2017 Oct 22;A16.

In-text citations

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

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 titleArquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia
AbbreviationArq. Bras. Endocrinol. Metabol.
ISSN (print)0004-2730
ISSN (online)1677-9487

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