How to format your references using the Nature Reviews Endocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nature Reviews 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
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Kaiser, J. ECOLOGY: California Algae May Be Feared European Species. Science 289, 222b–3b (2000).
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Johansson, S. & Letokhov, V. Resonance-enhanced two-photon ionization of ions by Lyman alpha radiation in gaseous nebulae. Science 291, 625–627 (2001).
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Jeong, H., Chang, A. M. & Melloch, M. R. The Kondo effect in an artificial quantum dot molecule. Science 293, 2221–2223 (2001).
A journal article with 6 or more authors
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Lee, S. H., Choi, J., Kim, H.-D., Choi, H. & Min, B. Ultrafast refractive index control of a terahertz graphene metamaterial. Sci. Rep. 3, 2135 (2013).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Chan, E. P. Algorithmic Trading. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013).
An edited book
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UbiComp 2006: Ubiquitous Computing: 8th International Conference, UbiComp 2006 Orange County, CA, USA, September 17-21, 2006 Proceedings. 4206, (Springer, 2006).
A chapter in an edited book
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Friedman, Y. & Scarr, T. The classical bounded symmetric domains. in Physical Applications of Homogeneous Balls (ed. Scarr, T.) 153–193 (Birkhäuser, 2005).

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 Nature Reviews Endocrinology.

Blog post
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Davis, J. Famous Fossil Embryo Belongs To New Species Of Giant Oviraptor. IFLScience (2017).

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office. Opportunity To Reduce Costs Substantially In Acquiring Teletypewriters For Use In The Advanced Record System Communications Network. (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Survis, F. D. Residential lawn water use and lawn irrigation practices: Wellington, Florida. (Florida Atlantic University, 2010).

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
1.
Williams, J. Leonard Cohen Book Scheduled for 2018. New York Times C3 (2017).

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 titleNature Reviews Endocrinology
AbbreviationNat. Rev. Endocrinol.
ISSN (print)1759-5029
ISSN (online)1759-5037
ScopeEndocrinology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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