How to format your references using the European Journal of Endocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of 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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Goldston D. Technical advice. Nature 2007 448 119.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Pelton JN & Logsdon J. Retrospective. Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008). Science (New York, N.Y.) 2008 320 189.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Granot J, Nakar E, & Piran T. Astrophysics: refreshed shocks from a gamma-ray burst. Nature 2003 426 138–139.
A journal article with 31 or more authors
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Pälike H, Norris RD, Herrle JO, Wilson PA, Coxall HK, Lear CH, Shackleton NJ, Tripati AK, & Wade BS. The heartbeat of the Oligocene climate system. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2006 314 1894–1898.

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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Vagelli AA. The Banggai Cardinalfish. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,2011.
An edited book
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Bertogna M, Pinho LM, & Quiñones E. Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2016: 21st Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Pisa, Italy, June 13-17, 2016, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing,2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Jakhu RS & Pelton JN. The Global Legal Guidelines Governing Satellite Deployment. In Small Satellites and Their Regulation, pp 43–48. Ed Pelton JN. New York, NY: Springer,2014.

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 European Journal of Endocrinology.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. The Earth Almost Has A New Moon. IFLScience2016.

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. Review of Estimate in Prime Contract N00019-71-C-0450 With Grumman Aerospace Corporation. 1974.

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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Roberts EM. Whose Books Get Published?: Individual Agency and the Business of Children’s Publishing. 2006.

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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Paulson M. ‘Lesser God’ Is Headed For a Broadway Revival. New York Times 2017 C3.

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, 2, 3, 4).

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal of Endocrinology
AbbreviationEur. J. Endocrinol.
ISSN (print)0804-4643
ISSN (online)1479-683X
ScopeEndocrinology
General Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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