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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Stone, A. J. Chemistry. Water from first principles. Science 315, 1228–1229 (2007).
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Wood, B. J. & Halliday, A. N. Cooling of the Earth and core formation after the giant impact. Nature 437, 1345–1348 (2005).
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Voog, J., D’Alterio, C. & Jones, D. L. Multipotent somatic stem cells contribute to the stem cell niche in the Drosophila testis. Nature 454, 1132–1136 (2008).
A journal article with 6 or more authors
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Ming, G.-L. et al. Adaptation in the chemotactic guidance of nerve growth cones. Nature 417, 411–418 (2002).

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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Miller, M. B. Mathematics and Statistics for Financial Risk Management. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013).
An edited book
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Network and Parallel Computing: IFIP International Conference, NPC 2007, Dalian, China, September 18-21, 2007. Proceedings. 4672, (Springer, 2007).
A chapter in an edited book
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Johansson, P.-O. & Kriström, B. The Main Items in the Cost-Benefit Analysis. in The Economics of Evaluating Water Projects: Hydroelectricity Versus Other Uses (ed. Kriström, B.) 29–42 (Springer, 2012).

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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Andrew, E. What On Earth Was This Mysterious Light In The Sky Above The West Coast Last Night? IFLScience (2015).

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. Programming Guide to Version 6.0 of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1.
Muehlhauser, C. Perceived Criticism, Self-Criticism, and Disordered Eating Patterns in College Students. (Southern Illinois University, 2017).

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.
St. John Kelly, E. PLAYING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. New York Times 1314 (1994).

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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