How to format your references using the Journal of Endocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Schopper H 2006 Islam and science: where are the new patrons of science? Nature 444 35–36.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lowell BB & Shulman GI 2005 Mitochondrial dysfunction and type 2 diabetes. Science (New York, N.Y.) 307 384–387.
A journal article with 3 authors
James LC, Roversi P & Tawfik DS 2003 Antibody multispecificity mediated by conformational diversity. Science (New York, N.Y.) 299 1362–1367.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Prakriya M, Feske S, Gwack Y, Srikanth S, Rao A & Hogan PG 2006 Orai1 is an essential pore subunit of the CRAC channel. Nature 443 230–233.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Durbin PA & Reif BAP 2010 Statistical Theory and Modeling for Turbulent Flows. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Boffi D 2008 Mixed Finite Elements, Compatibility Conditions, and Applications: Lectures given at the C.I.M.E. Summer School Held in Cetraro, Italy June 26–July 1, 2006. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kundu S, Khare D, Mondal A & Mishra PK 2014 Long Term Rainfall Trend Analysis (1871–2011) for Whole India. In Climate Change and Biodiversity: Proceedings of IGU Rohtak Conference, Vol. 1, pp 45–60. Eds M Singh, RB Singh & MI Hassan. Tokyo: Springer Japan.

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 Endocrinology.

Blog post
Hale T 2016 This Hopping Robot Is As Cool As The Desert Rodent That Inspired It. In IFLScience. IFLScience.


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 2005 Space Shuttle: Actions Needed to Better Position NASA to Sustain Its Workforce Through Retirement. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Soltani A 2015 Parenting and disciplinary practices of Iranian mothers: A quantitative study. Long Beach, CA: 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
Kelly M 1992 THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Democrats; Clinton Throws G.O.P. Slogan Back at President. New York Times 124.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Schopper 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Lowell & Shulman 2005; Schopper 2006).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Lowell & Shulman 2005)
  • Three authors: (James et al. 2003)
  • Four or more authors: (Prakriya et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Endocrinology
AbbreviationJ. Endocrinol.
ISSN (print)0022-0795
ISSN (online)1479-6805
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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