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
Oldroyd GED. Plant science. Nodules and hormones. Science. 2007 Jan 5;315(5808):52–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Martinez GJ, Rao A. Immunology. Cooperative transcription factor complexes in control. Science. 2012 Nov 16;338(6109):891–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
Maier T, Leibundgut M, Ban N. The crystal structure of a mammalian fatty acid synthase. Science. 2008 Sep 5;321(5894):1315–22.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Jackson RB, Banner JL, Jobbágy EG, Pockman WT, Wall DH. Ecosystem carbon loss with woody plant invasion of grasslands. Nature. 2002 Aug 8;418(6898):623–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lißner K, Rug W. Der Eurocode 5 für Deutschland Eurocode 5: Bemessung und Konstruktion von Holzbauten. Berlin, Germany: Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG; 2016.
An edited book
Semrud-Clikeman M. Child Neuropsychology: Assessment and Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 2nd ed. Ellison PAT, editor. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2009. XX, 487 p.
A chapter in an edited book
Mosteller F. Who Wrote the Disputed Federalist Papers, Hamilton or Madison? In: Fienberg SE, Hoaglin DC, Tanur JM, editors. The Pleasures of Statistics: The Autobiography of Frederick Mosteller. New York, NY: Springer; 2010. p. 47–67.

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
Fang J. Electric Eels Remotely Control the Movements of Their Prey [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [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. Higher Education: Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs and Related Trends. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Oct. Report No.: GAO-06-114.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kalafut AJ. Proactive cyberfraud detection through infrastructure analysis [Doctoral dissertation]. [Bloomington, IN]: Indiana University; 2010.

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
Wagner J. Mets Bombard Phillies Before Starting Trip to End Season, or Extend It. New York Times. 2016 Sep 25;D2.

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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