How to format your references using the Expert Review of Proteomics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Expert Review of 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Willyard C. Stem cells: bad seeds. Nature. 2013;498:S12-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Gomberg J, Johnson P. Seismology: dynamic triggering of earthquakes. Nature. 2005;437:830.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Fried SI, Münch TA, Werblin FS. Mechanisms and circuitry underlying directional selectivity in the retina. Nature. 2002;420:411–414.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Dalsgaard T, Canfield DE, Petersen J, et al. N2 production by the anammox reaction in the anoxic water column of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. Nature. 2003;422:606–608.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Rogers DW. Concise Physical Chemistry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Senn H-J, Kapp U, Otto F, editors. Cancer Prevention II. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Tsai C-Y, Chen Y-F, Lu H-C, et al. An Application of the Wireless Sensor Network Technology for Foehn Monitoring in Real Time. In: Hsu C-H, Yang LT, Ma J, et al., editors. Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing: 8th International Conference, UIC 2011, Banff, Canada, September 2-4, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 12–24.

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 Expert Review of Proteomics.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Stalagmites Help Scientists Trace Ancient Wildfires. 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. [Comments on Agency Participation in SBIR Program]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988. Report No.: B-230594.2. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Gelbart O. Integrated hardware/software approaches to software security for embedded systems [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2008.

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]
Feinblatt J. Ban the Open Carry of Firearms. New York Times. 2017 Aug 17;A25.

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 titleExpert Review of Proteomics
AbbreviationExpert Rev. Proteomics
ISSN (print)1478-9450
ISSN (online)1744-8387
ScopeBiochemistry
Molecular Biology

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