How to format your references using the Intrinsically Disordered Proteins citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Intrinsically Disordered Proteins. 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
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Agarwal VK. “Diamond ceiling” for asian americans. Science 2000; 290:2075a.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Leek JT, Peng RD. Statistics: P values are just the tip of the iceberg. Nature 2015; 520:612.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Gawronski H, Mehlhorn M, Morgenstern K. Imaging phonon excitation with atomic resolution. Science 2008; 319:930–3.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Abers GA, Ferris A, Craig M, Davies H, Lerner-Lam AL, Mutter JC, Taylor B. Mantle compensation of active metamorphic core complexes at Woodlark rift in Papua New Guinea. Nature 2002; 418:862–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Belmont DP. Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing. 1 Fusionopolis Walk, #07-01, Solaris South Tower, Singapore 138628: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.; 2011.
An edited book
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Takahashi T, editor. Radiological Issues for Fukushima’s Revitalized Future. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Sokolov AV. Applications of Coherent Raman Scattering. In: Hall TJ, Gaponenko SV, Paredes SA, editors. Extreme Photonics & Applications. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010. page 75–93.

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 Intrinsically Disordered Proteins.

Blog post
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Andrew E. Man Fails To Get ‘Eaten Alive’ By Anaconda [Internet]. IFLScience2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]; Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/man-fails-get-eaten-alive-anaconda-planned/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Federal Family Education Loan Program: Eliminating the Exceptional Performer Designation Would Result in Substantial Savings without Adversely Affecting the Loan Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Vande Voort PS. A phenomenological exploration of faculty experiences using lecture capture systems. 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
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Southall A, McKINLEY JC Jr. Caregiver Who Abused 4-Year-Old Boy Faces 22-Year Sentence for Murder. New York Times2016; :A22.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleIntrinsically Disordered Proteins
AbbreviationIntrinsically Disord. Proteins
ISSN (online)2169-0707
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