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
Huang LE. Biochemistry. How HIF-1α handles stress. Science. 2013 Mar;339(6125):1285–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Crombie AT, Murrell JC. Trace-gas metabolic versatility of the facultative methanotroph Methylocella silvestris. Nature. 2014 Jun;510(7503):148–51.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ho VM, Lee J-A, Martin KC. The cell biology of synaptic plasticity. Science. 2011 Nov;334(6056):623–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Deng W, Liang X, Wu X, Qian J, Cao Y, Ai X, et al. A low cost, all-organic Na-ion battery based on polymeric cathode and anode. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2671.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ahmad A. Wireless and Mobile Data Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
Zhang W, Shmulevich I, editors. Computational and Statistical Approaches to Genomics. Second Edition. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Ostadhassan M. Geomechanics and Elastic Anisotropy of Shale Formations. In: Jin C, Cusatis G, editors. New Frontiers in Oil and Gas Exploration. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016; pp 165–207.

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. Device That Shows Your Veins In Bright Green Could Make Donating Blood Easier [Internet]. IFLScience. 2014 Nov [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. GAO Role in the Evaluation of Federally Funded Education Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Michaels JL. Changing cooperation to competition disrupts attitudes and valence: First test of a dynamical model. 2009

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
Ruiz RR, Schmidt MS. Sessions Steers Clear of Trump’s ‘Joke’ on the Use of Force by the Police. New York Times. 2017 Aug;A10.

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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