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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Christianson DW. Biochemistry. Five golden rings. Science 2006; 311:1382–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ize B, Palmer T. Microbiology. Mycobacteria’s export strategy. Science 2006; 313:1583–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Malmgren RD, Ottino JM, Nunes Amaral LA. The role of mentorship in protégé performance. Nature 2010; 465:622–6.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Guang S, Bochner AF, Pavelec DM, Burkhart KB, Harding S, Lachowiec J, Kennedy S. An Argonaute transports siRNAs from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. Science 2008; 321:537–41.

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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Smith JT. Methods of Geometry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 1999.
An edited book
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Real J, Vardanega T, editors. Reliable Software Technologiey – Ada-Europe 2010: 15th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Valencia, Spain, June 14-18, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bunschoten A, van den Berg NS, Valdés Olmos RA, Blokland JAK, van Leeuwen FWB. Tracers Applied in Radioguided Surgery. In: Herrmann K, Nieweg OE, Povoski SP, editors. Radioguided Surgery: Current Applications and Innovative Directions in Clinical Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. page 75–101.

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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Carpineti A. Scientists To Trial Personalized Vaccine Against One Type Of Cancer. IFLScience2017;

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. Need To Remove More Low-Cost, Low-Usage Items From Inventories. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1971.

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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Grayson N. Development of a preliminary scale of counterproductive experiences in supervision: Attitudes of clinical psychology doctoral students. 2014;

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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St. John Kelly E. You Won’t Believe This, But Marcia Brady Is in Prada. New York Times2001; :G3.

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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