How to format your references using the Domestic Animal Endocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Zhang D-P. Plant science. Signaling to the nucleus with a loaded GUN. Science 2007;316:700–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wen L, Tang F. Computational biology: How to catch rare cell types. Nature 2015;525:197–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tenenbaum JB, de Silva V, Langford JC. A global geometric framework for nonlinear dimensionality reduction. Science 2000;290:2319–23.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Snow CD, Nguyen H, Pande VS, Gruebele M. Absolute comparison of simulated and experimental protein-folding dynamics. Nature 2002;420:102–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Perini K, Sabbion P. Urban Sustainability and River Restoration. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
Agosti M, Borbinha J, Kapidakis S, Papatheodorou C, Tsakonas G, editors. Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 13th European Conference, ECDL 2009, Corfu, Greece, September 27 - October 2, 2009. Proceedings. vol. 5714. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Li L, Topkara U, Memon N. ACE-Cost: Acquisition Cost Efficient Classifier by Hybrid Decision Tree with Local SVM Leaves. In: Perner P, editor. Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition: 7th International Conference, MLDM 2011, New York, NY, USA, August 30 – September 3, 2011. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 60–74.

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 Domestic Animal Endocrinology.

Blog post
Carpineti A. Minor Planets Can Gain Rings When Larger Worlds Tear Them Apart. IFLScience 2011. (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. Issues Concerning the National Materials Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980, Public Law 96-479. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1983.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Yates SL. Asian Indian women with gestational diabetes improving care for mothers and babies “Dals, Dosas and me.” Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 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
Kanter J. Google Yields To Regulators In Eurozone. New York Times 2017: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 titleDomestic Animal Endocrinology
AbbreviationDomest. Anim. Endocrinol.
ISSN (print)0739-7240
ScopeAnimal Science and Zoology
Food Animals

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