How to format your references using the Frontiers in Cellular Endocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in Cellular 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Carlson, D. (2011). A lesson in sharing. Nature 469, 293.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kramer, T., and Wilson, A. (2003). Making the move from physics to finance. Nature 425, 220–221.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shoemaker, C. J., Eyler, D. E., and Green, R. (2010). Dom34:Hbs1 promotes subunit dissociation and peptidyl-tRNA drop-off to initiate no-go decay. Science 330, 369–372.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Turner, A., Beales, J., Faure, S., Dunford, R. P., and Laurie, D. A. (2005). The pseudo-response regulator Ppd-H1 provides adaptation to photoperiod in barley. Science 310, 1031–1034.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kassapoglou, C. (2015). Modeling the Effect of Damage in Composite Structures. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Scherzer, O. ed. (2015). Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging. 2nd ed. 2015. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Dolama, M. V., and Rahbar, A. G. (2010). “Performance Evaluation of the Number of Database Accesses in Cellular Networks,” in Recent Trends in Wireless and Mobile Networks: Second International Conference, WiMo 2010, Ankara, Turkey, June 26-28, 2010. Proceedings Communications in Computer and Information Science., eds. A. Özcan, N. Chaki, and D. Nagamalai (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), 46–58.

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 Frontiers in Cellular Endocrinology.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2015). This Font Could Make It Easier To Learn Japanese. IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/slightly-easier-way-learn-japanese-typographic-project/ [Accessed October 30, 2018].

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
Government Accountability Office (2002). Information Technology: DOD Needs to Improve Process for Ensuring Interoperability of Telecommunications Switches. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Rawashdeh, M. Y. (2013). A Relational Framework for Clustering and Cluster Validity and the Generalization of the Silhouette Measure.

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
Rothenberg, B. (2017). A Reverent Hush for Wimbledon’s Ads. New York Times, B2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Carlson, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Kramer and Wilson, 2003; Carlson, 2011).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Kramer and Wilson, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Turner et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleFrontiers in Cellular Endocrinology
AbbreviationFront. Endocrinol. (Lausanne)
ISSN (online)1664-2392
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