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
Tromans A. Plant biology. Volatile defence. Nature. 2000;408:785.
A journal article with 2 authors
Frisch RL, Rosenberg SM. Microbiology. Antibiotic resistance, not shaken or stirred. Science. 2011;333:1713–1714.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sun BK, Siprashvili Z, Khavari PA. Advances in skin grafting and treatment of cutaneous wounds. Science. 2014;346:941–945.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mok KH, Kuhn LT, Goez M, et al. A pre-existing hydrophobic collapse in the unfolded state of an ultrafast folding protein. Nature. 2007;447:106–109.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ruiz J-L. Supra-Gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.
An edited book
Ghorpade SR. A Course in Multivariable Calculus and Analysis. New York, NY: Springer, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Zhang Y, Tan EPS, Sow CH, et al. Nanomechanical Characterization of One-Dimensional Nanostructures. In: Yang F, Li JCM (eds) Micro and Nano Mechanical Testing of Materials and Devices. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2008, pp. 102–117.

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
Andrews R. This Extremely Rare Disease Keeps You Awake For The Rest Of Your Life. IFLScience, (2016, 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. Transportation Security: Actions Needed to Address Limitations in TSA’s Transportation Worker Security Threat Assessments and Growing Workload. GAO-12-60, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 8 December 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Robinson LM. Using Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Spectroscopy to Examine Exciton Dynamics in II-VI Semiconductor Nanostructures. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Cincinnati, 2001.

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
Sorkin AR, de la MERCED MJ, Thomas K. As Amazon Looms, CVS Eyes Aetna For Big Buy. New York Times, 27 October 2017, p. B1.

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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