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
Burrow CJ (2003) Comment on “Separate evolutionary origins of teeth from evidence in fossil jawed vertebrates.” Science 300:1661; author reply 1661
A journal article with 2 authors
Deuss A, Woodhouse J (2001) Seismic observations of splitting of the mid-transition zone discontinuity in Earth’s mantle. Science 294:354–357
A journal article with 3 authors
Komarova NL, Levy DN, Wodarz D (2013) Synaptic transmission and the susceptibility of HIV infection to anti-viral drugs. Sci Rep 3:2103
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Marscher AP, Jorstad SG, Gómez J-L, et al (2002) Observational evidence for the accretion-disk origin for a radio jet in an active galaxy. Nature 417:625–627

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Briffaut J-P (2015) E-Enabled Operations Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Huynh V-N, Nakamori Y, Ono H, et al (2008) Interval / Probabilistic Uncertainty and Non-Classical Logics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Nakamura S, Konishi S, Jatowt A, et al (2007) Trustworthiness Analysis of Web Search Results. In: Kovács L, Fuhr N, Meghini C (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 11th European Conference, ECDL 2007, Budapest, Hungary, September 16-21, 2007. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 38–49

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
Luntz S (2016) Nearby “Venus Twin” Exoplanet Might Still Have Oxygen. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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
Government Accountability Office (2004) Telecommunications: Intelsat Privatization and the Implementation of the ORBIT Act. 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
Alderson M (2017) Procedural Justice and Police Encounters with Homeless Injecting Drug Users. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Williams J (2017) Beguiling Tales Of Women And Change. New York Times C6

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, 1].
This sentence cites four references [1, 1, 1, 1].

About the journal

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

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