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. Soper AK. Thermodynamics. Water and ice. Science. 2002;297:1288–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Jallepalli PV, Pellman D. Cell biology. Aneuploidy in the balance. Science. 2007;317:904–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Scherer E, Munker C, Mezger K. Calibration of the lutetium-hafnium clock. Science. 2001;293:683–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Richter S, Geldner N, Schrader J, Wolters H, Stierhof Y-D, Rios G, et al. Functional diversification of closely related ARF-GEFs in protein secretion and recycling. Nature. 2007;448:488–92.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Cannon CM. An Executive’s Guide to Fundraising Operations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Manolopoulos Y, Pokorný J, Sellis TK, editors. Advances in Databases and Information Systems: 10th East European Conference, ADBIS 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 3-7, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dudek-Dyduch E, Horzyk A. The Influence of Training Data Availability Time on Effectiveness of ANN Adaptation Process. In: Rutkowski L, Tadeusiewicz R, Zadeh LA, Zurada JM, editors. Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing – ICAISC 2008: 9th International Conference Zakopane, Poland, June 22-26, 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 Clinical Proteomics.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. The Core Of The Milky Way Erupted 6 Million Years Ago. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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. F-22 Aircraft: Progress of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998 Mar. Report No.: T-NSIAD-98-137.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Moreau GA. Touch and psychotherapy: A journey to the depths of the unconscious and back again [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 2009.

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. Poniewozik J. Big Ideas and Short-Term Stays. New York Times. 2017 Jul 26;C6.

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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