How to format your references using the International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology. 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
1. Murray M. Anthropology. Overkill and sustainable use. Science. 2003;299:1851–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Porteus MH, Baltimore D. Chimeric nucleases stimulate gene targeting in human cells. Science. 2003;300:763.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Rockman MV, Skrovanek SS, Kruglyak L. Selection at linked sites shapes heritable phenotypic variation in C. elegans. Science. 2010;330:372–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Shio MT, Paquet M, Martel C, Bosschaerts T, Stienstra S, Olivier M, et al. Drug delivery by tattooing to treat cutaneous leishmaniasis. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4156.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Matthews GG. Cellular Physiology of Nerve and Muscle. Malden, MA USA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.; 2002.
An edited book
1. Chiang RP-Y, Kang S-C (jessy), editors. Introduction to Modern Sleep Technology. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Azcue P, Muler N. Optimal Strategies. In: Muler N, editor. Stochastic Optimization in Insurance: A Dynamic Programming Approach. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. p. 97–122.

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 Pediatric Endocrinology.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. One In Six Species Faces Extinction As A Result Of Climate Change [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/one-six-species-faces-extinction-result-climate-change/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Bilingual Education: An Unmet Need. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976 May. Report No.: MWD-76-25.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Mehmeti A. Intensive dramaturgical research facilitated the creation of the character Soran Saleen in “The Poetry of Pizza” [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Greenhouse L. Treaty Doesn’t Give Foreign Defendants Special Status in U.S. Courts, Justices Rule. New York Times. 2006 Jun 29;A22.

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 Pediatric Endocrinology
AbbreviationInt. J. Pediatr. Endocrinol.
ISSN (online)1687-9856
Scope

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