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. Ball P. Science & music: facing the music. Nature. 2008;453:160–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Sachs MS, Geballe AP. Biochemistry. Sense and sensitivity--controlling the ribosome. Science. 2002;297:1820–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kurin-Csörgei K, Epstein IR, Orbán M. Systematic design of chemical oscillators using complexation and precipitation equilibria. Nature. 2005;433:139–42.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Wasik AM, Lord M, Wang X, Zong F, Andersson P, Kimby E, et al. SOXC transcription factors in mantle cell lymphoma: the role of promoter methylation in SOX11 expression. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1400.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Weller RB, Hunter HJA, Mann MW. Clinical Dermatology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
1. Piccardi L. Come impariamo a muoverci nell’ambiente?: Esercizi per bambini dai 5 ai 10 anni. Pizzamiglio MR, Bianchini F, Palermo L, Risetti M, Zompanti L, Guariglia C, et al., editors. Milano: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Badman SV, Branduardi-Raymont G, Galand M, Hess SLG, Krupp N, Lamy L, et al. Auroral Processes at the Giant Planets: Energy Deposition, Emission Mechanisms, Morphology and Spectra. In: Szego K, Achilleos N, Arridge C, Badman S, Delamere P, Grodent D, et al., editors. The Magnetodiscs and Aurorae of Giant Planets. New York, NY: Springer; 2016. p. 99–179.

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. Carpineti A. New Metamaterial Transmits Light With No Energy Loss [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [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
1. Government Accountability Office. Principles and Practices of Auditing in the ADP Systems Environment. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1969 Jan. Report No.: 091019.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Goldgof GM. Drug Target Discovery Using Designer Drug Sensitive Yeast [Doctoral dissertation]. [La Jolla, CA]: University of California San Diego; 2017.

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. Cooper M. Listen In, With the Bird Man of Classical. New York Times. 2017 May 12;C1.

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
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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