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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May M. Statistics: Attacking an epidemic. Nature. 509(7502), S50-1 (2014).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kalinin SV, Spaldin NA. Materials science. Functional ion defects in transition metal oxides. Science. 341(6148), 858–859 (2013).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Royo-Torres R, Cobos A, Alcalá L. A giant European dinosaur and a new sauropod clade. Science. 314(5807), 1925–1927 (2006).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Noda Y, Noro S-I, Akutagawa T, Nakamura T. Gold nanoparticle assemblies stabilized by bis(phthalocyaninato)lanthanide(III) complexes through van der Waals interactions. Sci. Rep. 4, 3758 (2014).

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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Bayor RH. Fiorello La Guardia. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
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Giardi MT. Biotechnological Applications of Photosynthetic Proteins: Biochips, Biosensors and Biodevices. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
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Tang X, Zhang N, Wang Z. Exploration of TCM Masters Knowledge Mining. In: Computational Science – ICCS 2007: 7th International Conference, Beijing, China, May 27 - 30, 2007, Proceedings, Part IV. Shi Y, Albada GD van, Dongarra J, Sloot PMA (Eds.), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 35–42 (2007).

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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Taub B. New Research Shows How The Iron Curtain Blocked The Spread Of HIV To The East [Internet]. IFLScience (2016). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-research-shows-how-the-iron-curtain-blocked-the-spread-of-hiv-to-the-east/.

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. Aviation Safety: Data Problems Threaten FAA Strides on Safety Analysis System. 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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Salinsky JL. Local disaster preparedness for the disabled population: Are we ready? (2012).

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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Eder S, Protess B. Trump Business Pivots to Budget-Friendly Hotel Line. New York Times, B1 (2017).

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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