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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Buffett B (2014) Geomagnetic fluctuations reveal stable stratification at the top of the Earth’s core. Nature 507:484–487
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bahary N, Zon LI (2001) Development. Endothelium--chicken soup for the endoderm. Science 294:530–531
A journal article with 3 authors
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Reyes-Lamothe R, Sherratt DJ, Leake MC (2010) Stoichiometry and architecture of active DNA replication machinery in Escherichia coli. Science 328:498–501
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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van den Broeke M, Bamber J, Ettema J, et al (2009) Partitioning recent Greenland mass loss. Science 326:984–986

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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Schweiker W (2010) Dust that Breathes. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Baker DN, Klecker B, Schwartz SJ, et al (2007) Solar Dynamics and Its Effects on the Heliosphere and Earth. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Altpeter F, Korzun V (2007) Rye. In: Pua E-C, Davey MR (eds) Transgenic Crops IV. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 107–117

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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Andrew E (2015) Fat And Sugar-Heavy Diet Harms Your Brain – And Makes You Keep On Eating. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/fat-and-sugar-heavy-diet-harms-your-brain-and-makes-you-keep-eating/. 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 (2011) Auto Safety: NHTSA Has Options to Improve the Safety Defect Recall Process. 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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Crooks RH (2012) Analysis Of The XY Spin 1/2 Model In Staggered Field And Networks Of D-Wave Josephson Junctions. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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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Walsh MW (2015) Cracks Starting to Appear in Public Pensions’ Armor. New York Times B1

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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