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. Keeling RF. Atmospheric science. Recording Earth’s vital signs. Science. 2008;319:1771–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Lloyd K, White J. Democratizing clinical research. Nature. 2011;474:277–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Chandra FA, Buzi G, Doyle JC. Glycolytic oscillations and limits on robust efficiency. Science. 2011;333:187–92.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Pinyopich A, Ditta GS, Savidge B, Liljegren SJ, Baumann E, Wisman E, et al. Assessing the redundancy of MADS-box genes during carpel and ovule development. Nature. 2003;424:85–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Baldwin P. OSx86. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Wang Q, editor. Bones, Genetics, and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques: Macaca Mulatta of Cayo Santiago and Beyond. 1st ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Aoki M, Fukuda T. An Algorithm for Computing p-Class Groups of Abelian Number Fields. In: Hess F, Pauli S, Pohst M, editors. Algorithmic Number Theory: 7th International Symposium, ANTS-VII, Berlin, Germany, July 23-28, 2006 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. p. 56–71.

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. First patient receives next-generation artificial heart replacement [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2013 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/first-patient-receives-next-generation-artificial-heart-replacement/

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. Combined Fund Update. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995 May. Report No.: HEHS-95-166R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Vickovic SG. Medical marijuana and the media [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. Chapman MM. Your Earrings Remind Me of Grandma’s Gran Torino. New York Times. 2013 Aug 25;AU7.

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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