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
Marx V 2013 Next-generation sequencing: The genome jigsaw. Nature 501 263–268.
A journal article with 2 authors
Glaeser EL & Shleifer A 2014 Retrospective. Gary Becker (1930-2014). Science (New York, N.Y.) 344 1233.
A journal article with 3 authors
Manoharan VN, Elsesser MT & Pine DJ 2003 Dense packing and symmetry in small clusters of microspheres. Science (New York, N.Y.) 301 483–487.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Goodnow CC, Sprent J, Fazekas de St Groth B & Vinuesa CG 2005 Cellular and genetic mechanisms of self tolerance and autoimmunity. Nature 435 590–597.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schwedt G 2009 Chemie Und Literatur - Ein Ungewöhnlicher Flirt. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Apolloni B, Howlett RJ & Jain L 2007 Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: 11th International Conference, KES 2007, XVII Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, Vietri Sul Mare, Italy, September 12-14, 2007. Proceedings, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Carey RM & Siragy HM 2007 Angiotensin AT2 Receptors in Blood Pressure Regulation. In Hypertension and Hormone Mechanisms, pp 75–89. Ed RM Carey. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.

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 Of Bears And Biases: Scientific Judgment And The Fate Of Yellowstone’s Grizzlies. 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 Women and Minority Aerospace Industry Profile, 1979-1986. 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
Khayyat AM 2015 Use of near field communication technology to prevent consumption and usage of expired products. 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
Hubbard B 2017 Missile Strike Signals a New Reality in Syria for Friends and Foes Alike. New York Times A13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marx 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Marx 2013; Glaeser & Shleifer 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Glaeser & Shleifer 2014)
  • Three authors: (Manoharan et al. 2003)
  • Four or more authors: (Goodnow et al. 2005)

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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