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
Grayson M 2012 Ageing. Nature 492 S1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Nesbit J & Bradford M 2007 2007 visualization challenge. Science (New York, N.Y.) 317 1857.
A journal article with 3 authors
Johnson CH, Egli M & Stewart PL 2008 Structural insights into a circadian oscillator. Science (New York, N.Y.) 322 697–701.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Borducchi EN, Liu J, Nkolola JP, Cadena AM, Yu W-H, Fischinger S, Broge T, Abbink P, Mercado NB, Chandrashekar A et al. 2018 Publisher Correction: Antibody and TLR7 agonist delay viral rebound in SHIV-infected monkeys. Nature.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ryan TP 2011 Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement: Ryan/Quality Improvement 3E. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Zhang Y 2013 Multilayer Integrated Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Napier M 2009 Making Urban Land Markets Work Better in South African Cities and Towns: Arguing the Basis for Access by the Poor. In Urban Land Markets: Improving Land Management for Successful Urbanization, pp 71–97. Eds SV Lall, M Freire, B Yuen, R Rajack & J-J Helluin. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Andrew E 2015 How Long Does It Take To Get An Autism Diagnosis? 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 2000 Telecommunications: GSA’s Estimates of FTS2001 Revenues Are Reasonable. 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
Sarantopoulos ND 2008 The relationship between values and leadership styles of nonprofit leaders. Phoenix, AZ: University of Phoenix.

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
Yablonsky L 2010 Museo Drive. New York Times M256.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Grayson 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Nesbit & Bradford 2007; Grayson 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Nesbit & Bradford 2007)
  • Three authors: (Johnson et al. 2008)
  • Four or more authors: (Borducchi et al. 2018)

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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