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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Gravitz L. Diagnostics: The early bird. Nature 2011;480(7377):S36-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Allesina S, Tang S. Stability criteria for complex ecosystems. Nature 2012;483(7388):205–208.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Larsen RE, Glover WJ, Schwartz BJ. Does the hydrated electron occupy a cavity? Science 2010;329(5987):65–69.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Fukatsu A, Kondo M, Okamura M, Yoshida M, Masaoka S. Electrochemical response of metal complexes in homogeneous solution under photoirradiation. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:5327.

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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Phillips JJ, Brantley W, Phillips PP. Project Management ROI. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
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Wicklun. Professional Sitecore 8 Development: A Complete Guide to Solutions and Best Practices. (Wilkerson J, ed.). Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Deurveilher S, Semba K. Reciprocal connections between the suprachiasmatic nucleus and the midbrain raphe nuclei: A putative role in the circadian control of behavioral states. In: Monti JM, Pandi-Perumal SR, Jacobs BL, Nutt DJ, eds. Serotonin and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects. Basel: Birkhäuser; 2008:103–131.

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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Andrew E. Coydogs And Lynxcats And Pizzlies, Oh My. IFLScience 2015.

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. Comments on S. 1961, a Bill Cited as the “Higher Education Amendments of 1980.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1980.

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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Kern MW. Regional phylogenetic analysis of the myology of primates and correlates in the human skeleton. 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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Mueller B, Baker AL. Cloak of Silence Descends After a Killing on a Bronx Park’s Edge. New York Times. March 18, 2016: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 titleEndocrinology
AbbreviationEndocrinology
ISSN (print)0013-7227
ISSN (online)1945-7170
ScopeEndocrinology

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