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
Chemler SR 2013 Chemistry. Copper’s contribution to amination catalysis. Science (New York, N.Y.) 341 624–626.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shin H & Iwasaki A 2012 A vaccine strategy that protects against genital herpes by establishing local memory T cells. Nature 491 463–467.
A journal article with 3 authors
Buchner DA, Trudeau M & Meisler MH 2003 SCNM1, a putative RNA splicing factor that modifies disease severity in mice. Science (New York, N.Y.) 301 967–969.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Libby RT, Smith RS, Savinova OV, Zabaleta A, Martin JE, Gonzalez FJ & John SWM 2003 Modification of ocular defects in mouse developmental glaucoma models by tyrosinase. Science (New York, N.Y.) 299 1578–1581.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stauffer HB 2007 Contemporary Bayesian and Frequentist Statistical Research Methods for Natural Resource Scientists. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Kennelly SJ 2007 By-Catch Reduction in the World’s Fisheries. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Tuschmann W & Wraith DJ 2015 Early results about the space of positive scalar curvature metrics. In Moduli Spaces of Riemannian Metrics, pp 27–36. Ed DJ Wraith. Basel: Springer.

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
Taub B 2016 Breathing Through The Nose Can Enhance Your Memory Recall And Emotional Processing. 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 1973 Protest of Proposal Rejection. 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
Galyer DL 2019 The Influence of Reference Objects on Vector-Based Memory Representations. Washington, DC: George Washington University.

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
Sisario B 2017 Harry Styles Tops Billboard Chart. New York Times C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chemler 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Shin & Iwasaki 2012; Chemler 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Shin & Iwasaki 2012)
  • Three authors: (Buchner et al. 2003)
  • Four or more authors: (Libby et al. 2003)

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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