How to format your references using the Neuroendocrinology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuroendocrinology. 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
Mann ME. Climate reconstruction. The value of multiple proxies. Science. 2002 Aug;297(5586):1481–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fakhraai Z, Forrest JA. Measuring the surface dynamics of glassy polymers. Science. 2008 Feb;319(5863):600–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
McCauley E, Nelson WA, Nisbet RM. Small-amplitude cycles emerge from stage-structured interactions in Daphnia-algal systems. Nature. 2008 Oct;455(7217):1240–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Cassar N, Bender ML, Barnett BA, Fan S, Moxim WJ, Levy H 2nd, et al. The Southern Ocean biological response to aeolian iron deposition. Science. 2007 Aug;317(5841):1067–70.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Müller B, Van de Voorde M. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Human Health. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2017.
An edited book
Morello L. The Automotive Body: Volume II: System Design. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Yu C-L, Jove R, Turkson J. Historical Development of STAT3 Inhibitors and Early Results in Clinical Trials. In: Ward AC, editor. STAT Inhibitors in Cancer. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016; pp 69–94.

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 Neuroendocrinology.

Blog post
Andrew E. World’s Forests Are Fragmenting Into Tiny Patches – Risking Mass Extinctions [Internet]. IFLScience. 2015 Mar [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Holler JC. A phenomenological case study of finding meaning through the developmental nature of a doctoral program in organization change. 2015

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
Kelly M. What Price Beauty? Oh, Say $2,000 or So. New York Times. 1993 May;A15.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleNeuroendocrinology
ISSN (print)0028-3835
ISSN (online)1423-0194
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Endocrine and Autonomic Systems

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