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
Mirkin SM. DNA replication: driving past four-stranded snags. Nature. 497(7450), 449–450 (2013).
A journal article with 2 authors
Anderson S, Coulter D. Neuroscience. Neuronal birth to cortical circuitry. Science. 340(6136), 1058–1059 (2013).
A journal article with 3 authors
Akiyama K, Matsuzaki K-I, Hayashi H. Plant sesquiterpenes induce hyphal branching in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Nature. 435(7043), 824–827 (2005).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Tang Q-M, Chen JL, Shen WL, et al. Fetal and adult fibroblasts display intrinsic differences in tendon tissue engineering and regeneration. Sci. Rep. 4, 5515 (2014).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith JT. Methods of Geometry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Bali RK, Dwivedi AN, editors. Healthcare Knowledge Management: Issues, Advances, and Successes. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Thomas J-B, Hardeberg JY, Trémeau A. Cross-Media Color Reproduction and Display Characterization. In: Advanced Color Image Processing and Analysis. Fernandez-Maloigne C (Ed.), Springer, New York, NY, 81–118 (2013).

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
Fang J. Liquid Metal Reconnects Severed Nerves in Bullfrogs [Internet]. IFLScience (2014). Available from:


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. Social Security Administration: Risks Associated With Information Technology Investment Continue. 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
Forshey TM. Neural basis of the neurological diagnostic power of vibrotactile sensory testing. (2013).

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
Turkewitz J. A State Inquiry Is Said To Target Job Agencies. New York Times, A23 (2013).

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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