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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Adami C. Artificial intelligence: Robots with instincts. Nature 2015;521(7553):426–427.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Reppert SM, Weaver DR. Coordination of circadian timing in mammals. Nature 2002;418(6901):935–941.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Huang J, Pray C, Rozelle S. Enhancing the crops to feed the poor. Nature 2002;418(6898):678–684.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Liu T, Zhang Y, Cai JW, Pan HY. Thermally robust Mo/CoFeB/MgO trilayers with strong perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:5895.

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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Labuszewski JW, Nyhoff JE, Co R, Peterson PE. The CME Group Risk Management Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
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Tuunanen M, Windsperger J, Cliquet G, Hendrikse G, eds. New Developments in the Theory of Networks: Franchising, Alliances and Cooperatives. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
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Daastøl AM. Friedrich List’s “Great Nations”: Mobilising Capital for Quality Labour. In: Backhaus J, ed. Great Nations at Peril. The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015:37–75.

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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Hamilton K. Immunotherapy: Training The Body To Fight Cancer. IFLScience 2017. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/immunotherapy-training-the-body-to-fight-cancer/. 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. Aviation Security: Cost Estimates Related to TSA Funding of Checked Baggage Screening Systems at Los Angeles and Ontario Airports. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

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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Casco D. Consonance: An inter play of music and design to evoke curiosity and awareness of our musical identity. 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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Wines M. It Only Seems That Political Corruption Is Rampant. New York Times. January 26, 2014:A22.

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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