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
Eisenstein M 2011 Vaccines: a moving target. Nature 474 S16-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gui C & Wang J 2014 Silicon-organic hybrid slot waveguide based three-input multicasted optical hexadecimal addition/subtraction. Scientific Reports 4 7491.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hansen LN, Zimmerman ME & Kohlstedt DL 2012 Laboratory measurements of the viscous anisotropy of olivine aggregates. Nature 492 415–418.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Liu Z, Sun C, Olejniczak ET, Meadows RP, Betz SF, Oost T, Herrmann J, Wu JC & Fesik SW 2000 Structural basis for binding of Smac/DIABLO to the XIAP BIR3 domain. Nature 408 1004–1008.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Aubrey SB 2010 The Profitable Hobby Farm. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Rossi E 2016 Assessing Relative Valuation in Equity Markets: Bridging Research and Practice. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.
A chapter in an edited book
Scott HA 2016 Collisional-Radiative Modeling for Radiation Hydrodynamics Codes. In Modern Methods in Collisional-Radiative Modeling of Plasmas, pp 81–104. Ed Y Ralchenko. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 2017 Irish Beach Reappears Within A Few Days After Disappearing 33 Years Ago. 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 1979 Management Guidelines for Cost Accounting and Cost Control for ADP Systems Design and Development Activities. 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
Alonzo CE 2010 Operation Uniting Families: Family treatment program a grant. 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
St. John Kelly E 1994 PLAYING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. New York Times 139.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Eisenstein 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Eisenstein 2011; Gui & Wang 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Gui & Wang 2014)
  • Three authors: (Hansen et al. 2012)
  • Four or more authors: (Liu et al. 2000)

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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