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
Rey FA. Dengue virus: two hosts, two structures. Nature 2013;497:443–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hsieh HH, Jewitt D. A population of comets in the main asteroid belt. Science 2006;312:561–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
Khudiyev T, Tobail O, Bayindir M. Tailoring self-organized nanostructured morphologies in kilometer-long polymer fiber. Sci Rep 2014;4:4864.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Yasuda H, Kobayashi M, Yasuda Y, Tsutsui T. Estimation of autistic children by metallomics analysis. Sci Rep 2013;3:1199.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Banks D. An Introduction to Thermogeology: Ground Source Heating and Cooling. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2012.
An edited book
Gherbawy Y, Voigt K, editors. Molecular Identification of Fungi. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Matthews RW, Matthews JR. Defense: A Survival Catalogue. In: Matthews JR, editor. Insect Behavior: 2nd Edition, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010, p. 185–215.

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
Andrews R. Burning All Our Fossil Fuels Will Scorch The Earth And Obliterate The Arctic. IFLScience 2016. (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. Intellectual Property: Survey of U.S. Patent Examiners (GAO-16-478SP, June 2016), an E-supplement to GAO-16-479 and GAO-16-490. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Farrell BM. Body composition changes and work-efficiency effects from diet modification and incorporation of an at-home exercise regimen. Doctoral dissertation. University of Cincinnati, 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
Walsh MW. How to File a Claim For Flood Damage. New York Times 2017:A10.

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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