How to format your references using the International Journal of Endocrine Oncology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Endocrine Oncology. 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
Smaglik P. Lessons in career planning. Nature. 418(6898), 3 (2002).
A journal article with 2 authors
Bartek J, Hodny Z. Ageing: Old blood stem cells feel the stress. Nature. 512(7513), 140–141 (2014).
A journal article with 3 authors
Ballentine CJ, Porcelli D, Wieler R. Noble gases in mantle plumes. Science. 291(5512), 2269 (2001).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Vinces MD, Legendre M, Caldara M, Hagihara M, Verstrepen KJ. Unstable tandem repeats in promoters confer transcriptional evolvability. Science. 324(5931), 1213–1216 (2009).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mallios WS. Forecasting in Financial and Sports Gambling Markets. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Matthäus-Maier I, Pischke JD von, editors. Microfinance Investment Funds: Leveraging Private Capital for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Madigan D, Morris D. The Port Resolution Project: Developing Community Built and Managed Visitor Accommodation Typologies. In: M2 Models and Methodologies for Community Engagement. Tiwari R, Lommerse M, Smith D (Eds.), Springer, Singapore, 69–90 (2014).

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 International Journal of Endocrine Oncology.

Blog post
Andrew E. Are We Living In A Hologram? IFLScience (2015).


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. Performance Management in Higher Education. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Llerena K. The social behaviors and emotional characteristics of individuals elevated on social anhedonia. (2010).

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
Saslow L. Brookhaven Lab Avoids Cuts in Budget. New York Times, LI2 (2007).

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 titleInternational Journal of Endocrine Oncology
AbbreviationInt. J. Endocr. Oncol.
ISSN (print)2045-0869
ScopeCancer Research
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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