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]
Nadeem M. Unconditionally secure commitment in position-based quantum cryptography. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6774.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Fei Y, Bertka C. Planetary science. The interior of Mars. Science. 2005;308:1120–1121.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Walker JR, Corpina RA, Goldberg J. Structure of the Ku heterodimer bound to DNA and its implications for double-strand break repair. Nature. 2001;412:607–614.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Holm TM, Habashi JP, Doyle JJ, et al. Noncanonical TGFβ signaling contributes to aortic aneurysm progression in Marfan syndrome mice. Science. 2011;332:358–361.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Evans GM, Furlong JC. Environmental Biotechnology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Hoballah JJ, Scott-Conner Md Carol E, editors. Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery. Second Edition. New York, NY: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Mulser P, Bauer D. The Ponderomotive Force and Nonresonant Effects. In: Bauer D, editor. High Power Laser-Matter Interaction. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 193–227.

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]
Andrews R. France To Shut Down All Its Coal Power Plants By 2023. 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. International Aviation: Better Data on Code-Sharing Needed by DOT for Monitoring and Decisionmaking. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995. Report No.: T-RCED-95-170. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Williams C. It’s not a beauty pageant!: An examination of leadership development through Alaska native pageants [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona; 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]
Crow K. My Son the Bureaucrat, My Dad the Gadfly. New York Times. 2002 Jul 7;143.

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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