How to format your references using the Endocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Endocrinology. 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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Greensfelder L. INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Polio Outbreak Raises Questions About Vaccine. Science 2000;290(5498):1867b–9b.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Djupedal I, Ekwall K. Molecular biology. The paradox of silent heterochromatin. Science 2008;320(5876):624–625.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hernlund JW, Thomas C, Tackley PJ. A doubling of the post-perovskite phase boundary and structure of the Earth’s lowermost mantle. Nature 2005;434(7035):882–886.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Schon JH, Kloc C, Bucher E, Batlogg B. Efficient organic photovoltaic diodes based on doped pentacene. Nature 2000;403(6768):408–410.

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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Higgs PG, Attwood TK. Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution. Malden, MA USA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.; 2004.
An edited book
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Khan A, ed. Surgical Pathology of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumors. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Baruch IS, Galvan-Guerra R. Centralized Direct and Indirect Neural Control of Distributed Parameter Systems. In: Castillo O, Pedrycz W, Kacprzyk J, eds. Evolutionary Design of Intelligent Systems in Modeling, Simulation and Control. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009:63–81.

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 Endocrinology.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. Tremendous Gas Tsunami Witnessed In The Perseus Cluster. IFLScience 2017. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/space/tremendous-gas-tsunami-witnessed-in-the-perseus-cluster/. 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: USDA Farm Service Agencies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

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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Willhite DG. Purification, Identification, and Partial Characterization of Proteins Associated with the Adaptive Immune Response to Soluble Protein Antigen in the American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana). 2001.

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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Crow K. A Cultural Conundrum: The Chocolate Fortune Cookie. New York Times. June 1, 2003:146.

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 titleEndocrinology
AbbreviationEndocrinology
ISSN (print)0013-7227
ISSN (online)1945-7170
ScopeEndocrinology

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