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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in 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
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Kassen R. If you want to win the game, you must join in. Nature (2011) 480:153.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Yen H-CS, Elledge SJ. Identification of SCF ubiquitin ligase substrates by global protein stability profiling. Science (2008) 322:923–929.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Pavlov P, Svendsen JI, Indrelid S. Human presence in the European Arctic nearly 40,000 years ago. Nature (2001) 413:64–67.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Santelli E, Bankston LA, Leppla SH, Liddington RC. Crystal structure of a complex between anthrax toxin and its host cell receptor. Nature (2004) 430:905–908.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Bachmann H, Steinle A. Precast Concrete Structures. Berlin, Germany: Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG (2012).
An edited book
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Prodi G ed. Eigenvalues of Non-Linear Problems. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer (2011).
A chapter in an edited book
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Gaertner SL, Dovidio JF. “Addressing Contemporary Racism: The Common Ingroup Identity Model,” in Motivational Aspects of Prejudice and Racism THE NEBRASKA SYMPOSIUM ON MOTIVATION., ed. C. Willis-Esqueda (New York, NY: Springer), 111–133.

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 Endocrinology.

Blog post
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Luntz S. No, The CDC Is Not Covering Up Evidence That Vaccines Cause Autism. IFLScience (2014) Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/no-cdc-not-covering-evidence-vaccines-cause-autism/ [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
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Government Accountability Office. Army Accounting Adjustments--Tank-Automotive Command. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office (1992).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Peterson NR. Subspecies composition, genetic variation and structure of Largemouth Bass in Puerto Rico reservoirs. (2015)

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
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Dailey M. The Arts Fall Preview Is About to Drop. New York Times (2017)A2.

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 (1–4).

About the journal

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

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