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. Moreno E. Cancer: Darwinian tumour suppression. Nature. 2014;509:435–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Horner-Devine MC, Martiny AC. Biogeochemistry. News about nitrogen. Science. 2008;320:757–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. den Boer SPA, Baer B, Boomsma JJ. Seminal fluid mediates ejaculate competition in social insects. Science. 2010;327:1506–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Sencan I, Coskun AF, Sikora U, Ozcan A. Spectral demultiplexing in holographic and fluorescent on-chip microscopy. Sci Rep. 2014;4:3760.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bertin E, Crespi N, Pujolle G. Architecture and Governance for Communication Services. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Braga C, Ölveczky PC, editors. Formal Aspects of Component Software: 12th International Conference, FACS 2015, Niterói, Brazil, October 14-16, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Holmstrup P, Flyvbjerg A. Linkage Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes Mellitus. In: Lynge Pedersen AM, editor. Oral Infections and General Health: From Molecule to Chairside. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 35–44.

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 D. How Far Off Is A Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Disease? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/how-far-off-is-a-blood-test-for-alzheimers-disease/

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. Student Loans: Improvements in the Direct Loan Consolidation Process. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Nov. Report No.: HEHS-99-19R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Rice HJ. Before the Storm: Evacuation Intention and Audience Segmentation [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 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. Vecsey G. A Thick Résumé for a Tough Job. New York Times. 2011 Jul 30;D6.

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
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