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
Suresh S 2001 Graded materials for resistance to contact deformation and damage. Science (New York, N.Y.) 292 2447–2451.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nusbaum MP & Beenhakker MP 2002 A small-systems approach to motor pattern generation. Nature 417 343–350.
A journal article with 3 authors
Van Dyck D, Jinschek JR & Chen F-R 2012 ‘Big Bang’ tomography as a new route to atomic-resolution electron tomography. Nature 486 243–246.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Brown KN, Chen S, Han Z, Lu C-H, Tan X, Zhang X-J, Ding L, Lopez-Cruz A, Saur D, Anderson SA et al. 2011 Clonal production and organization of inhibitory interneurons in the neocortex. Science (New York, N.Y.) 334 480–486.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lindahl D 2008 Multi-Family Millions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Lyons P 2006 Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
A chapter in an edited book
Gandhi A & Gandhi A 2016 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Pregnant Woman. In Principles of Critical Care in Obstetrics: Volume I, pp 35–47. Eds A Gandhi, N Malhotra, J Malhotra, N Gupta & NM Bora. New Delhi: Springer India.

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
Hamilton K 2016 Bolivia’s Fast-Melting Glaciers Are Leaving Behind Lakes That Could Cause Catastrophic Floods. 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 1989 FAA Appropriation Issues. 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
Frantz DE 2014 The effects of Aroclor 1254 on the reproductive function of male round stingrays (Urobatis halleri). 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
Vecsey G 2010 A Yankee Bleacher Creature Takes a Little Off the Top. New York Times B11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Suresh 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Suresh 2001; Nusbaum & Beenhakker 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Nusbaum & Beenhakker 2002)
  • Three authors: (Van Dyck et al. 2012)
  • Four or more authors: (Brown et al. 2011)

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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