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
Petrukovich AA. Planetary science. The elusive onset of geomagnetic substorms. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2008 321 920–921.
A journal article with 2 authors
Schlesinger WH & Lichter J. Limited carbon storage in soil and litter of experimental forest plots under increased atmospheric CO2. Nature 2001 411 466–469.
A journal article with 3 authors
Martens S, Kozlov MM, & McMahon HT. How synaptotagmin promotes membrane fusion. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2007 316 1205–1208.
A journal article with 31 or more authors
Tiberkevich VS, Khymyn RS, Tang HX, & Slavin AN. Sensitivity to external signals and synchronization properties of a non-isochronous auto-oscillator with delayed feedback. Scientific reports 2014 4 3873.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Martindale W. Global Food Security and Supply. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,2014.
An edited book
Luo Q. Advancing Computing, Communication, Control and Management. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer,2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Choi WG, Swanson SJ, & Gilroy S. Calcium, Mechanical Signaling, and Tip Growth. In Coding and Decoding of Calcium Signals in Plants, pp 41–61. Ed Luan S. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer,2011.

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
Carpineti A. Mars Might Have Had A Dense Carbon Dioxide Atmosphere. 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. TVA’s Computer Needs Are Valid and ADP Management Is Improving. 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gogri D. Effect of Water Hardness on Adsorption of Lead From Aqueous Solutions Using Douglas Fir Biochar. 2017.

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
Kenigsberg B. The Wasted Times. New York Times 2016 C13.

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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