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
Pollock TM. Materials science. Weight loss with magnesium alloys. Science 2010;328:986–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nair S, Schilling TF. Chemokine signaling controls endodermal migration during zebrafish gastrulation. Science 2008;322:89–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cross CP, Cyrenne D-LM, Brown GR. Sex differences in sensation-seeking: a meta-analysis. Sci Rep 2013;3:2486.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Wang Y-C, Huang T-K, Tung S-H, Wu T-M, Lin J-J. Self-assembled clay films with a platelet-void multilayered nanostructure and flame-blocking properties. Sci Rep 2013;3:2621.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ben Mahmoud MS, Guerber C, Larrieu N, Pirovano A, Radzik J. Aeronautical Air-Ground Data Link Communications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
Khouzani M, Panaousis E, Theodorakopoulos G, editors. Decision and Game Theory for Security: 6th International Conference, GameSec 2015, London, UK, November 4-5, 2015, Proceedings. vol. 9406. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Kendall M, Martin KM. On the Role of Expander Graphs in Key Predistribution Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Armknecht F, Lucks S, editors. Research in Cryptology: 4th Western European Workshop, WEWoRC 2011, Weimar, Germany, July 20-22, 2011, Revised Selected Papers, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 62–82.

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
Andrew D. We May Be Able To Treat Depression With Anti-Inflammatory Drugs – Here’s Why. 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. Highway Demonstration Projects: Improved Selection and Funding Controls Are Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bodenmiller JJ. A quantitative relational analysis of leadership style and leader-accountability in nonprofit organizations. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 2015.

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. Shuttle’s End Leaves NASA A Pension Bill. New York Times 2011:A1.

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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