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
Milani A. Astronomy. Extraterrestrial material--virtual or real hazards? Science. 2003 Jun 20;300(5627):1882–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sakaguchi S, Wing K. Immunology. Damping by depletion. Science. 2011 Apr 29;332(6029):542–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wiser MJ, Ribeck N, Lenski RE. Long-term dynamics of adaptation in asexual populations. Science. 2013 Dec 13;342(6164):1364–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Ghorbani-Asl M, Zibouche N, Wahiduzzaman M, Oliveira AF, Kuc A, Heine T. Electromechanics in MoS₂ and WS₂: nanotubes vs. monolayers. Sci Rep. 2013 Oct 16;3:2961.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hahn GJ, Doganaksoy N. A Career in Statistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Chen L, Han J, editors. Provable Security: 10th International Conference, ProvSec 2016, Nanjing, China, November 10-11, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. XIII, 394 p. 34 illus. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 10005).
A chapter in an edited book
Bagherzadeh M, Dyer R, Fernando RD, Sánchez J, Rajan H. Modular Reasoning in the Presence of Event Subtyping. In: Chiba S, Südholt M, Eugster P, Ziarek L, Leavens GT, editors. Transactions on Modularity and Composition I. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 167–223. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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
Andrews R. Icelandic Scientists Just Successfully Drilled Into A Volcano’s Belly [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [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. Survey To Identify Models Used by Executive Agencies in the Policymaking Process. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982 Sep. Report No.: PAD-82-46.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
McCarty A. Measuring the impact of training in the implementation of project management information systems [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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
Gurley G. Death of a Red Carpet Reporter. New York Times. 2016 Dec 27;D1.

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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