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. Oullier O. Behavioural insights are vital to policy-making. Nature. 2013;501:463.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Wilson JH, Elledge SJ. Cancer. BRCA2 enters the fray. Science. 2002;297:1822–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Saeed Y, Singh N, Schwingenschlögl U. Superior thermoelectric response in the 3R phases of hydrated NaxRhO2. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4390.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Robert T, Vanoli F, Chiolo I, Shubassi G, Bernstein KA, Rothstein R, et al. HDACs link the DNA damage response, processing of double-strand breaks and autophagy. Nature. 2011;471:74–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Ocic O. Oil Refineries in the 21st Century. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2004.
An edited book
1. An A, Matwin S, Raś ZW, Ślęzak D, editors. Foundations of Intelligent Systems: 17th International Symposium, ISMIS 2008 Toronto, Canada, May 20-23, 2008 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Naeem MA, Bajwa IS, Jamil N. A Cache-Based Semi-Stream Join to deal with Unmatched Stream Data. In: Sharaf MA, Cheema MA, Qi J, editors. Databases Theory and Applications: 26th Australasian Database Conference, ADC 2015, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, June 4-7, 2015 Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 54–65.

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. Andrews R. “Transformer” Water Fleas Can Grow Armor And Weapons For Specific Predators [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/transformer-water-fleas-can-grow-armor-and-weapons-for-specific-predators/

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. Update on Federal Matching and Maintenance of Effort Requirements for California. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1980 Apr. Report No.: GGD-80-63.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Winchester CL. Alleghanian plutonism in the eastern Blue Ridge province of the southern Appalachians: Origin and tectonic setting [Doctoral dissertation]. [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina; 2013.

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. Kishkovsky S. Disputed Voting Turns Church, A Kremlin Ally, Into Its Critic. New York Times. 2011 Dec 30;A4.

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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