How to format your references using the Journal of Neuroendocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Neuroendocrinology (JNE). 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
McKinnon WB. Journal club. A planetary scientist has big hopes for a little world. Nature. 2008;456:425.
A journal article with 2 authors
Harvey CD, Svoboda K. Locally dynamic synaptic learning rules in pyramidal neuron dendrites. Nature. 2007;450:1195–1200.
A journal article with 3 authors
Briggman KL, Abarbanel HDI, Kristan WB Jr. Optical imaging of neuronal populations during decision-making. Science. 2005;307:896–901.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kim JW, You SI, Kim NH, et al. Study of sequential dexter energy transfer in high efficient phosphorescent white organic light-emitting diodes with single emissive layer. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7009.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hecht J. Understanding Lasers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008.
An edited book
Miné A, Schmidt D (eds). Static Analysis: 19th International Symposium, SAS 2012, Deauville, France, September 11-13, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Cohen YH, Reich Y. Literature Review Conclusions and Definition of Research Target. In: Reich Y (ed) Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 45–49.

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 Neuroendocrinology.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J. White Dwarf Seen Tearing Apart A Comet For The First Time. IFLScience, (2017, accessed 30 October 2018).


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. Telecommunications: Development of Competition in Local Telephone Markets. RCED-00-38, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 25 January 2000.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Todman JV. Applicability of health care leadership competence and leadership behaviors for women’s achieving health care executive status. Doctoral Dissertation, Capella University, 2016.

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
Berkon B. Jewish Player’s Card From 1914 Provokes a $125,000 Dispute. New York Times, 18 December 2016, p. D5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Neuroendocrinology
ISSN (print)0953-8194
ISSN (online)1365-2826

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