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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Herring RA. Physics. A new twist for electron beams. Science 2011;331(6014):155–156.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Thisse C, Zon LI. Organogenesis--heart and blood formation from the zebrafish point of view. Science 2002;295(5554):457–462.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Niemeier M, Crawford JD, Tweed DB. Optimal transsaccadic integration explains distorted spatial perception. Nature 2003;422(6927):76–80.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Grenfell BT, Pybus OG, Gog JR, Wood JLN, Daly JM, Mumford JA, Holmes EC. Unifying the epidemiological and evolutionary dynamics of pathogens. Science 2004;303(5656):327–332.

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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Schattke W, Díez Muiño R. Quantum Monte Carlo Programming. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
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Kallenborn R, ed. Implications and Consequences of Anthropogenic Pollution in Polar Environments. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Hochmair HH, Rinner C. Investigating the Need for Eliminatory Constraints in the User Interface of Bicycle Route Planners. In: Cohn AG, Mark DM, eds. Spatial Information Theory: International Conference, COSIT 2005, Ellicottville, NY, USA, September 14-18, 2005. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005:49–66.

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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Taub B. Scientists Are Trying To Figure Out What The “Spirit Molecule” Does. IFLScience 2015. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/scientists-seek-role-spirit-molecule/. 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. School Vouchers: Publicly Funded Programs in Cleveland and Milwaukee. 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
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Kennedy-Reid SK. Exploring the Habitus: A Phenomenological Study of Transformative Learning Processes. 2012.

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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Protess B, Davis JH. Trump Vows Cuts in Wall St. Rules From Obama Era. New York Times. February 3, 2017:A1.

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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