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
Feldstein SB. Atmospheric science. Subtropical rainfall and the Antarctic ozone hole. Science. 2011 May;332(6032):925–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cowan JJ, Sneden C. Heavy element synthesis in the oldest stars and the early Universe. Nature. 2006 Apr;440(7088):1151–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Powell A, Shennan S, Thomas MG. Late Pleistocene demography and the appearance of modern human behavior. Science. 2009 Jun;324(5932):1298–301.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Terry I, Walter GH, Moore C, Roemer R, Hull C. Odor-mediated push-pull pollination in cycads. Science. 2007 Oct;318(5847):70.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wood T, Anderson M, Analytics F. The Commercial Real Estate Tsunami. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Fehlman WL. Mobile Robot Navigation with Intelligent Infrared Image Interpretation. London: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Rizzi A, Montanari R, Bertolini M, Bottani E, Volpi A. L’impatto della tecnologia RFID nella gestione dei processi di supply chain. In: Montanari R, Bertolini M, Bottani E, Volpi A, editors. Logistica e tecnologia RFID: Creare valore nella filiera alimentare e nel largo consumo. Milano: Springer; 2011; pp 89–110.

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 D. Watch A Man Walk On Lava [Internet]. IFLScience. 2014 Dec


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. Vocational Education: Opportunity to Prepare for the Future. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Dias J. Factors associated with poor oral health among older adults. 2014

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
Crow K. Old Wish List: More for Pupils; New List: Keep What We Have. New York Times. 2002 Jan;146.

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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