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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Zrenner E (2002) Will retinal implants restore vision? Science 295:1022–1025
A journal article with 2 authors
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Fienberg SE, Prewitt K (2010) Save your census. Nature 466:1043
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lepper C, Conway SJ, Fan C-M (2009) Adult satellite cells and embryonic muscle progenitors have distinct genetic requirements. Nature 460:627–631
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Vilà C, Leonard JA, Gotherstrom A, et al (2001) Widespread origins of domestic horse lineages. Science 291:474–477

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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Burrows GE, Tyrl RJ (2012) Toxic Plants of North America. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Bussmann-Holder A, Keller H (2007) High Tc Superconductors and Related Transition Metal Oxides: Special Contributions in Honor of K. Alex Müller on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Both F, Gerritsen C, Hoogendoorn M, Treur J (2008) Model-Based Default Refinement of Partial Information within an Ambient Agent. In: Mühlhäuser M, Ferscha A, Aitenbichler E (eds) Constructing Ambient Intelligence: AmI 2007 Workshops Darmstadt, Germany, November 7-10, 2007 Revised Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 34–43

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) Remind Me Again, How Does Cannabis Affect The Brain? In: IFLScience. 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 (2016) Polar Weather Satellites: NOAA Is Working to Ensure Continuity but Needs to Quickly Address Information Security Weaknesses and Future Program Uncertainties. 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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Mann KM (2012) Evaluation of Transfer Technologies to Preserve Shoulder Function in SCI. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

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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Eder S, Silver-Greenberg J, Cowley S (2017) Watchdog Targeted as an Obama-Era Holdover. New York Times A1

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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