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
Cardinale B. Ecology. Impacts of biodiversity loss. Science. 2012 May;336(6081):552–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Diffenbaugh NS, Field CB. Changes in ecologically critical terrestrial climate conditions. Science. 2013 Aug;341(6145):486–92.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wittlinger M, Wehner R, Wolf H. The ant odometer: stepping on stilts and stumps. Science. 2006 Jun;312(5782):1965–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Li H, Linke WA, Oberhauser AF, Carrion-Vazquez M, Kerkvliet JG, Lu H, et al. Reverse engineering of the giant muscle protein titin. Nature. 2002 Aug;418(6901):998–1002.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
P. Wen E, Ellis R, S. Pujar N. Vaccine Development and Manufacturing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
Rao MS, Carpenter M, Vemuri MC, editors. Neural Development and Stem Cells. 3rd ed. 2012. New York, NY: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Gualeni S. Playing with Puzzling Philosophical Problems. In: Zagalo N, Branco P, editors. Creativity in the Digital Age. London: Springer; 2015; pp 59–74.

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
Taub B. Ancient Primate Brains Help Fill In The Gaps In Evolution Of Human Intelligence [Internet]. IFLScience. 2016 Aug [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. Student Aid And Postsecondary Tax Preferences: Limited Research Exists on Effectiveness of Tools to Assist Students and Families through Title IV Student Aid and Tax Preferences. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kyriacou A. A method of verification of the total treatment time for the APBI (Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation) devices: Contura Multilumen Balloon and SAVI applicator. 2011

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
Vecsey G. N.H.L. Is Playing on Its Home Ice. New York Times. 2011 Jun;B14.

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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