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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Frontiers in Endocrinology of Aging. 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
Scholl, A. (2000). ANTIFERROMAGNETISM: Taking a Very Close Look at Magnetic Structures. Science 288, 1762–1763.
A journal article with 2 authors
Haldar, A., and Shenoy, V. B. (2014). Cooling a band insulator with a metal: fermionic superfluid in a dimerized holographic lattice. Sci. Rep. 4, 6655.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mili, S., Moissoglu, K., and Macara, I. G. (2008). Genome-wide screen reveals APC-associated RNAs enriched in cell protrusions. Nature 453, 115–119.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kriks, S., Shim, J.-W., Piao, J., Ganat, Y. M., Wakeman, D. R., Xie, Z., et al. (2011). Dopamine neurons derived from human ES cells efficiently engraft in animal models of Parkinson’s disease. Nature 480, 547–551.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
First, M. B., and Tasman, A. (2006). Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Bru, R., and Romero-Vivó, S. eds. (2009). Positive Systems: Proceedings of the third Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Positive Systems: Theory and Applications (POSTA 2009) Valencia, Spain, September 2-4, 2009. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Hansen, J. B., Brincker, R., and Aenlle, M. L. (2014). “Detection of Mass Change on a Glass Plate,” in Topics in Modal Analysis, Volume 7: Proceedings of the 31st IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2013 Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series., eds. R. Allemang, J. De Clerck, C. Niezrecki, and A. Wicks (New York, NY: Springer), 61–66.

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 of Aging.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014). Antarctic Glacier Collapse Means Sea-Level Rise Now ‘Unstoppable.’ IFLScience. Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/antarctic-glacier-collapse-means-sea-level-rise-now-‘unstoppable’/ [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 (2010). Charter Schools: Education Could Do More to Assist Charter Schools with Applying for Discretionary Grants. 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
Hung, H.-C. (2006). Allocation of Jobs and Resources to Work Centers.

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
Pilon, M. (2014). At Play in the Cardboard Jungle. New York Times, MB3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Scholl, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Haldar and Shenoy, 2014; Scholl, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Haldar and Shenoy, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Kriks et al., 2011)

About the journal

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

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