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. Derry LA. Atmospheric science. Fungi, weathering, and the emergence of animals. Science. 2006;311:1386–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Hedstrom L, Frey PA. Robert H. Abeles (1926-2000). Nature. 2000;407:854.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Bean JL, Kempton EM-R, Homeier D. A ground-based transmission spectrum of the super-Earth exoplanet GJ 1214b. Nature. 2010;468:669–72.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Heger K, Wickliffe KE, Ndoja A, Zhang J, Murthy A, Dugger DL, et al. OTULIN limits cell death and inflammation by deubiquitinating LUBAC. Nature. 2018;559:120–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Molino Sr. LN. Emergency Incident Management Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
1. Tan Y, Shi Y, Chai Y, Wang G, editors. Advances in Swarm Intelligence: Second International Conference, ICSI 2011, Chongqing, China, June 12-15, 2011, Proceedings, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Comas O, Taylor ZA, Allard J, Ourselin S, Cotin S, Passenger J. Efficient Nonlinear FEM for Soft Tissue Modelling and Its GPU Implementation within the Open Source Framework SOFA. In: Bello F, Edwards PJE, editors. Biomedical Simulation: 4th International Symposium, ISBMS 2008, London, UK, July 7-8, 2008 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. p. 28–39.

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. This Is What Our Night Sky Would Look Like If Celestial Bodies Were Closer To Earth [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/how-our-night-sky-would-look-if-celestial-bodies-were-closer-earth/

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. D.C. Court Orders. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994 Feb. Report No.: GGD-94-75R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Dixon-Thompson TL. The relationship between the usage of a Computer Assisted Instructional (CAI) program, Ticket to Read (T2R) and reading achievement in third grade [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 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
1. Oestreich JR. Brahms Wrote It for His Mother and His Friend Robert. New York Times. 2017 May 12;C7.

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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