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. Thomas PJ. Cell signaling. Every bit counts. Science. 2011;334:321–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Rydelek PA, Tuttle M. Explosive craters and soil liquefaction. Nature. 2004;427:115–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Savukov IM, Lee S-K, Romalis MV. Optical detection of liquid-state NMR. Nature. 2006;442:1021–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wu JY, Feng L, Park HT, Havlioglu N, Wen L, Tang H, et al. The neuronal repellent Slit inhibits leukocyte chemotaxis induced by chemotactic factors. Nature. 2001;410:948–52.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Le Chevalier F, Lesselier D, Staraj R. Non-standard Antennas. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2011.
An edited book
1. Gary DE, Keller CU, editors. Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics: Current Status and Future Developments. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Adelaar A. Austronesians in Madagascar: A Critical Assessment of the Works of Paul Ottino and Philippe Beaujard. In: Campbell G, editor. Early Exchange between Africa and the Wider Indian Ocean World. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 77–112.

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. Comment From Scientist’s Daughter Sparks Discovery Of Possible New Cancer Treatment. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Offshoring: U.S. Semiconductor and Software Industries Increasingly Produce in China and India. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006 Sep. Report No.: GAO-06-423.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ishutov S. Tectonic characterization of the THUMS-Huntington Beach fault, offshore southern California [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2013.

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. Wagner J. To Keep Cespedes Fit: Add Water, Stir, and Hope. New York Times. 2017 Jul 4;B6.

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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