How to format your references using the Endocrine Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Endocrine Reviews. 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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Knapp S. Anthropology. Some like it hot. Science 2007;315(5814):946–947.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ahmed WW, Saif TA. Active transport of vesicles in neurons is modulated by mechanical tension. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:4481.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Kim J, Park S-M, Cho K-H. Discovery of a kernel for controlling biomolecular regulatory networks. Sci. Rep. 2013;3:2223.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Corti D, Voss J, Gamblin SJ, Codoni G, Macagno A, Jarrossay D, Vachieri SG, Pinna D, Minola A, Vanzetta F, Silacci C, Fernandez-Rodriguez BM, Agatic G, Bianchi S, Giacchetto-Sasselli I, Calder L, Sallusto F, Collins P, Haire LF, Temperton N, Langedijk JPM, Skehel JJ, Lanzavecchia A. A neutralizing antibody selected from plasma cells that binds to group 1 and group 2 influenza A hemagglutinins. Science 2011;333(6044):850–856.

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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Pagliaro M. Nano-Age. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
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Chen B, ed. Algorithmic Aspects in Information and Management: 6th International Conference, AAIM 2010, Weihai, China, July 19-21, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Pehrson L. Significance of the Prohibition of Discrimination on the Grounds of Nationality. In: Pehrson L, Oxelheim L, Gustavsson S, eds. How Unified Is the European Union?: European Integration Between Visions and Popular Legitimacy. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009:43–60.

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 Reviews.

Blog post
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Carpineti C. Only 2% Of People Can Solve “Einstein’s Riddle.” IFLScience 2017. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/only-2-of-people-can-solve-einsteins-riddle/. Accessed October 30, 2018.

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. ADP Budget: Potential Reductions to the Department of the Army’s Budget Request. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

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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Igbojekwe SC. Development of Environmental Friendly Cement for Oil and Gas Well Application. 2014.

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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Kishkovsky S. The Bolshoi Ballet Appoints a New Artistic Director. New York Times. March 4, 2008:E2.

In-text citations

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

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 Reviews
AbbreviationEndocr. Rev.
ISSN (print)0163-769X
ISSN (online)1945-7189
ScopeEndocrinology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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