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
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Gordon DM. Control without hierarchy. Nature. 446(7132), 143 (2007).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Mulch A, Chamberlain CP. Earth science: the rise and growth of Tibet. Nature. 439(7077), 670–671 (2006).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lee E, Pandey NB, Popel AS. Lymphatic endothelial cells support tumor growth in breast cancer. Sci. Rep. 4, 5853 (2014).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Müller H, Fogeron M-L, Lehmann V, Lehrach H, Lange BMH. A centrosome-independent role for gamma-TuRC proteins in the spindle assembly checkpoint. Science. 314(5799), 654–657 (2006).

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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Möller R, Pöter H, Schwarze K. Planen und Bauen mit Trapezprofilen und Sandwichelementen. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
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Samples JR, Ahmed IIK, editors. Surgical Innovations in Glaucoma. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
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Johns-Krull CM. Hot Inner Winds from T Tauri Stars. In: Protostellar Jets in Context. Tsinganos K, Ray T, Stute M (Eds.), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 33–41 (2009).

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
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Carpineti A. Mysterious Signals From Center Of The Milky Way Probably Pulsars Not Dark Matter [Internet]. IFLScience (2017). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/mysterious-signals-from-center-of-the-milky-way-probably-pulsars-not-dark-matter/.

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. Financial Market Preparedness: Improvements Made, but More Action Needed to Prepare for Wide-Scale Disasters. 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
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Takusi GS. A quantitative analysis of the extrinsic and intrinsic turnover factors of relational database support professionals. (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
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Wagner J. A Collision at the Plate Shakes Up Flores and Leaves the Mets Reeling. New York Times, SP10 (2016).

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
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Oncology

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