How to format your references using the Clinical Proteomics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Clinical Proteomics. 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. Fialko Y. Interseismic strain accumulation and the earthquake potential on the southern San Andreas fault system. Nature. 2006;441:968–71.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Oncescu V, Erickson D. High volumetric power density, non-enzymatic, glucose fuel cells. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1226.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Chen S-K, Badea TC, Hattar S. Photoentrainment and pupillary light reflex are mediated by distinct populations of ipRGCs. Nature. 2011;476:92–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Mauroy B, Filoche M, Weibel ER, Sapoval B. An optimal bronchial tree may be dangerous. Nature. 2004;427:633–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Thiselton AC. 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
1. Irschik H, Krommer M, Watanabe K, Furukawa T, editors. Mechanics and Model-Based Control of Smart Materials and Structures. Vienna: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Saitoh S, Sawano Y. Real Inversion Formulas of the Laplace Transform. In: Sawano Y, editor. Theory of Reproducing Kernels and Applications. Singapore: Springer; 2016. p. 197–215.

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 Clinical Proteomics.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. The Netherlands’ Railway Aims To Run On 100% Wind Power By 2018 [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/netherlands-railway-aims-run-100-wind-power-2018/

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. Air Force Decision Not To Purchase Certain Automatic Data Processing Equipment Located at Its Environmental Technical Applications Center, Washington, D.C. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972 Jan. Report No.: B-151204.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Porter J. Closing the classroom door: Denying the political, embracing the moral [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona; 2010.

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. Shpigel B. Finalists Take Similar Routs. New York Times. 2017 Jan 23;D1.

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 titleClinical Proteomics
AbbreviationClin. Proteomics
ISSN (print)1542-6416
ISSN (online)1559-0275
ScopeClinical Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Molecular Medicine

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