How to format your references using the Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. 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
1. Koen D. Time to make haste. Nature. 2007;447:1030.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Bitz CM, Fu Q. Arctic warming aloft is data set dependent. Nature. 2008;455:E3-4; discussion E4-5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Agrawal A, Chhatre A, Hardin R. Changing governance of the world’s forests. Science. 2008;320:1460–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. McNab F, Varrone A, Farde L, Jucaite A, Bystritsky P, Forssberg H, et al. Changes in cortical dopamine D1 receptor binding associated with cognitive training. Science. 2009;323:800–2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Grous A. Fracture Mechanics 3. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Siarry P, Idoumghar L, Lepagnot J, editors. Swarm Intelligence Based Optimization: Second International Conference, ICSIBO 2016, Mulhouse, France, June 13-14, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Leikin R. Challenging Mathematics with Multiple Solution Tasks and Mathematical Investigations in Geometry. In: Li Y, Silver EA, Li S, editors. Transforming Mathematics Instruction: Multiple Approaches and Practices. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 59–80.

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 Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Graphene Light Detector Could Lead To Heat Vision Contact Lenses. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Student Loans: Default Rates Need To Be Computed More Appropriately. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Jul. Report No.: HEHS-99-135.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Simmons C. Correlates and predictors of cognitive complexity among counseling and social work students in graduate training programs [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 2008.

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. Greenhouse L. Justices, 5-4, Accept No Excuses From Inmate for Mistaken Late Filing of an Appeal. New York Times. 2007 Jun 15;A18.

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 titleReviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
AbbreviationRev. Endocr. Metab. Disord.
ISSN (print)1389-9155
ISSN (online)1573-2606
ScopeEndocrinology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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