How to format your references using the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Endocrinological Investigation. 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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Brin D (2000) Reality check. Nature 404:229
A journal article with 2 authors
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Muoio DM, Newgard CB (2004) Biomedicine. Insulin resistance takes a trip through the ER. Science 306:425–426
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hafed ZM, Goffart L, Krauzlis RJ (2009) A neural mechanism for microsaccade generation in the primate superior colliculus. Science 323:940–943
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Mochizuki K, Yamada T, Shinohara M, et al (2008) Weak interplate coupling by seamounts and repeating M approximately 7 earthquakes. Science 321:1194–1197

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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Davis M, McKimm J, Forrest K (2013) How to Assess Doctors and Health Professionals. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Ricciardi F, Harfouche A (2016) Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society: Past, Present and Future Issues, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Martin K, Sauerborn J (2013) Crops and Their Environment. In: Sauerborn J (ed) Agroecology. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 103–185

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 Journal of Endocrinological Investigation.

Blog post
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Hamilton K (2016) The End Of Coconut Water? The World’s Trendiest Nut Is Under Threat Of Species Collapse. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/the-end-of-coconut-water-the-worlds-trendiest-nut-is-under-threat-of-species-collapse/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (2008) Workforce Development: Community Colleges and One-Stop Centers Collaborate to Meet 21st Century Workforce Needs. 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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Bilbrey J (2017) The Positive Effects Extrinsic Motivation Can Have on Intrinsic Motivation in a Math Classroom. Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University

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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Vecsey G (2010) U.S. Loss Reveals a Shrinking Talent Gap. New York Times B13

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 titleJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
AbbreviationJ. Endocrinol. Invest.
ISSN (online)1720-8386
ScopeEndocrinology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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