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
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Golub T. Counterpoint: Data first. Nature 2010; 464:679.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Rubin AF, Green P. Comment on “The consensus coding sequences of human breast and colorectal cancers.” Science 2007; 317:1500.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Suda M, Kato R, Yamamoto HM. Superconductivity. Light-induced superconductivity using a photoactive electric double layer. Science 2015; 347:743–6.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Wang L, Wang Y, Li Z, Gao Z, Zhang S. Functional characterization of protein 4.1 homolog in amphioxus: defining a cryptic spectrin-actin-binding site. Sci Rep 2013; 3:2873.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Olofsson P. Probabilities. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
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Tsihrintzis GA, Virvou M, Howlett RJ, Jain LC, editors. New Directions in Intelligent Interactive Multimedia. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
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Karsai G, Narayanan A. Towards Verification of Model Transformations Via Goal-Directed Certification. In: Broy M, Krüger IH, Meisinger M, editors. Model-Driven Development of Reliable Automotive Services: Second Automotive Software Workshop, ASWSD 2006, San Diego, CA, USA, March 15-17, 2006, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. page 67–83.

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
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Andrews R. Google’s Self-Driving Car Now Knows When To Honk Its Horn. IFLScience2016;

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. Management Controls Over Use of ADP For Scientific Applications. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1970.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Alsaadi A. Smart smoke and fire detection with wireless and global system for mobile technology. 2016;

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
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Dominus S. Parent Companies. New York Times2016; :MM46.

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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