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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Boylan-Kolchin M. Cosmology: A virtual Universe. Nature (2014) 509:170–171.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Darst CR, Cummings ME. Predator learning favours mimicry of a less-toxic model in poison frogs. Nature (2006) 440:208–211.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Reichardt BW, Unger F, Vazirani U. Classical command of quantum systems. Nature (2013) 496:456–460.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Ahart M, Somayazulu M, Cohen RE, Ganesh P, Dera P, Mao H-K, Hemley RJ, Ren Y, Liermann P, Wu Z. Origin of morphotropic phase boundaries in ferroelectrics. Nature (2008) 451:545–548.

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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Mcphee JE. Mastering Strategic Risk. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2014).
An edited book
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Gorter D, Zenotz V, Cenoz J eds. Minority Languages and Multilingual Education: Bridging the Local and the Global. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands (2014).
A chapter in an edited book
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Jiménez Urroz J. “Almost Prime Orders of CM Elliptic Curves Modulo p,” in Algorithmic Number Theory: 8th International Symposium, ANTS-VIII Banff, Canada, May 17-22, 2008 Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science., eds. A. J. van der Poorten, A. Stein (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), 74–87.

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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O`Callaghan J. Is There Life On Mars? IFLScience (2017) Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/space/is-there-life-on-mars/ [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. Space Situational Awareness: Status of Efforts and Planned Budgets. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office (2015).

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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Graham SM. Conditions that Prompt the Migrant Worker Population to Access Pre-Hospital Emergency Care in Place of Health Centers in Qatar. (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
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Pilon M. Saudi Team Is Opened to Women. New York Times (2012)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 (1–4).

About the journal

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

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