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
May R. Tony Blair’s era: good news, bad news. Nature 2007 447 1053.
A journal article with 2 authors
Miyamichi K & Luo L. Neuroscience. Brain wiring by presorting axons. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2009 325 544–545.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hollingsworth RG, Armstrong JW, & Campbell E. Caffeine as a repellent for slugs and snails. Nature 2002 417 915–916.
A journal article with 31 or more authors
Arimura G, Ozawa R, Shimoda T, Nishioka T, Boland W, & Takabayashi J. Herbivory-induced volatiles elicit defence genes in lima bean leaves. Nature 2000 406 512–515.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Perez A. IP, Ethernet and MPLS Networks. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,2013.
An edited book
Agassi J. Beg to Differ: The Logic of Disputes and Argumentation. Ed Meidan A. Cham: Springer International Publishing,2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Lisboa T & Rello J. PIRO Concept and Clinical Failure. In Sepsis Management: PIRO and MODS, pp 33–39. Eds Rello J, Lipman J, & Lisboa T. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer,2012.

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. Millions of Gallons of ‘Missing’ BP Oil are Sitting at the Bottom of the Gulf. IFLScience2015.


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. Performance Management in Higher Education. 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Stephenson JH. Ethics and morality in software development: A developer’s perspective. 2010.

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
Ruiz RR & Rothenberg B. Exceptions for Drugs Fall Under Scrutiny. New York Times 2016 B11.

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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