How to format your references using the Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism. 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
[1]
Hell SW. Far-field optical nanoscopy. Science. 2007;316:1153–1158.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Nishimura MT, Dangl JL. Plant science. Paired plant immune receptors. Science. 2014;344:267–268.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Losos JB, Schoener TW, Spiller DA. Predator-induced behaviour shifts and natural selection in field-experimental lizard populations. Nature. 2004;432:505–508.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Serizawa S, Miyamichi K, Nakatani H, et al. Negative feedback regulation ensures the one receptor-one olfactory neuron rule in mouse. Science. 2003;302:2088–2094.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Dasgupta A. Resolving Erroneous Reports in Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Eder K, Lourenço J, Shehory O, editors. Hardware and Software: Verification and Testing: 7th International Haifa Verification Conference, HVC 2011, Haifa, Israel, December 6-8, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Xu Y, Liu J, Hu QM, et al. Improving an SVM-based Liver Segmentation Strategy by the F-score Feature Selection Method. In: Dössel O, Schlegel WC, editors. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, September 7 - 12, 2009, Munich, Germany: Vol 25/4 Image Processing, Biosignal Processing, Modelling and Simulation, Biomechanics. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 13–16.

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 Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Check Out This See-Through Spider [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/check-out-see-through-spider/.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Information Technology: Health Care Financing Administration’s Budget Process Needs Improvement. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989. Report No.: IMTEC-89-31. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Shakya M. Planter Boxes and Rain Gardens for Urban Stormwater Management: Performance of Extended Field Application [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 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
[1]
Schmidt MS. Top Banker Denies Role In Trump Moscow Plan. New York Times. 2017 Oct 13;A17.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleExpert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism
AbbreviationExpert Rev. Endocrinol. Metab.
ISSN (print)1744-6651
ISSN (online)1744-8417
ScopeEndocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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