How to format your references using the Endocrine Disruptors citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Endocrine Disruptors. 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
Skipper M. Evolution: Finches sequenced. Nature 2015; 518:308.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mohd-Sarip A, Verrijzer CP. Molecular biology. A higher order of silence. Science 2004; 306:1484–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
Galdi S, Arcuri L, Gawronski B. Automatic mental associations predict future choices of undecided decision-makers. Science 2008; 321:1100–2.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kim HS, Tan Y, Ma W, Merkurjev D, Destici E, Ma Q, Suter T, Ohgi K, Friedman M, Skowronska-Krawczyk D, et al. Pluripotency factors functionally premark cell-type-restricted enhancers in ES cells. Nature 2018; 556:510–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Murthy DNP, Kurvinen M, Töyrylä I. Warranty Fraud Management: Reducing Fraud and Other Excess Costs in Warranty and Service Operations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
Fichera A, Krane MK, editors. Crohn’s Disease: Basic Principles. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Lindquist S, Allendoerfer KL. Simple Cellular Solutions to Complex Problems. In: George-Hyslop PHS, Mobley WCC, Christen Y, editors. Intracellular Traffic and Neurodegenerative Disorders. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. page 41–57.

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 Endocrine Disruptors.

Blog post
Fang J. Bearded Dragons Can Change The Color Of Specific Body Parts [Internet]. IFLScience2016 [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. Telecommunications: Characteristics and Competitiveness of the Internet Backbone Market. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bearden BA. Followership as perceived by leaders in a multidisciplinary healthcare organization. 2008;

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
Hollander S. Prep School Game Introduces Motivation Skills to Inner City Children. New York Times2002; :D5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleEndocrine Disruptors
AbbreviationEndocr. Disruptors (Austin)
ISSN (online)2327-3747

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