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
Schwamb ME. Solar System: Stranded in no-man’s-land. Nature 2014 507 435–436.
A journal article with 2 authors
Coleman P & Schofield AJ. Quantum criticality. Nature 2005 433 226–229.
A journal article with 3 authors
Brooke J, Rosenbaum TF, & Aeppli G. Tunable quantum tunnelling of magnetic domain walls. Nature 2001 413 610–613.
A journal article with 31 or more authors
Qi B, Hou Z, Li L, Dong D, Xiang G, & Guo G. Quantum state tomography via linear regression estimation. Scientific reports 2013 3 3496.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Raynaud H & Arrow KJ. Managerial Logic. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc,2011.
An edited book
Wilkins A. Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. London: Springer,2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Suzuki Y & Suzuki R. Tactile Score, “Syoku-fuTM”. In Tactile Score: A Knowledge Media for Tactile Sense, pp 21–26. Ed Suzuki R. Tokyo: Springer Japan,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
Andrew D. Our Experiments Taught Us Why People Troll. IFLScience2017.


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
Government Accountability Office. Health Information Technology: Efforts Continue but Comprehensive Privacy Approach Needed for National Strategy. 2007.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Allen SA. Dispersed Social Work: Understanding Social Presence and Organizational Identification Through the Use of New Communication Technologies. 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
Lyons M & Poniewozik J. Oh, TV of Little Faith. New York Times 2016 AR1.

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
General Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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