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
Heilbron JL. Coming to terms. Nature 2002 415 585.
A journal article with 2 authors
Iijima N & Iwasaki A. T cell memory. A local macrophage chemokine network sustains protective tissue-resident memory CD4 T cells. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2014 346 93–98.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wasan DT, Nikolov AD, & Brenner H. Fluid dynamics. Droplets speeding on surfaces. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2001 291 605–606.
A journal article with 31 or more authors
Einwögerer T, Friesinger H, Händel M, Neugebauer-Maresch C, Simon U, & Teschler-Nicola M. Upper Palaeolithic infant burials. Nature 2006 444 285.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Radcliff PB. Modern Spain. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,2017.
An edited book
Mozafari MR. Nanocarrier Technologies: Frontiers of Nanotherapy. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands,2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Alepis E & Virvou M. Extending Mobile Personalization to Students with Special Needs. In Object-Oriented User Interfaces for Personalized Mobile Learning, pp 47–64. Ed Virvou M. Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Fang J. Baby Fish Raised In Plastic-Filled Ocean Don’t Fear Predators. IFLScience2012.


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. USDA Telecommunications: More Effort Needed to Address Telephone Abuse and Fraud. 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Shimizu K. The Procurement System of the Japanese Space Agency: Present Challenges, Future Promise. 2013.

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
Branch J. Cheers on a Soccer Field, Far From Las Vegas. New York Times 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, 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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