How to format your references using the Journal of Proteome Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Proteome Research. 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
Wegener, M. Materials Science. Metamaterials beyond Optics. Science 2013, 342 (6161), 939–940.
A journal article with 2 authors
Verchère, A.; Menon, A. K. Structural Biology: Lipid Gymnastics. Nature 2015, 524 (7566), 420–422.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jones, D. L.; Brewster, R. C.; Phillips, R. Promoter Architecture Dictates Cell-to-Cell Variability in Gene Expression. Science 2014, 346 (6216), 1533–1536.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Chendrimada, T. P.; Finn, K. J.; Ji, X.; Baillat, D.; Gregory, R. I.; Liebhaber, S. A.; Pasquinelli, A. E.; Shiekhattar, R. MicroRNA Silencing through RISC Recruitment of EIF6. Nature 2007, 447 (7146), 823–828.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Caban, S.; Mehlführer, C.; Rupp, M.; Wrulich, M. Evaluation of HSDPA and LTE; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2011.
An edited book
Human Factors in Computing and Informatics: First International Conference, SouthCHI 2013, Maribor, Slovenia, July 1-3, 2013. Proceedings; Holzinger, A., Ziefle, M., Hitz, M., Debevc, M., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013; Vol. 7946.
A chapter in an edited book
Webb, S. D.; Dunbar, J. S. Carbon Dates. In First Floridians and Last Mastodons: The Page-Ladson Site in the Aucilla River; Webb, S. D., Ed.; Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2006; pp 83–101.

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 Journal of Proteome Research.

Blog post
Davis, J. A “Hog Apocalypse” Could Be Heading For Feral Pigs In Texas (accessed Oct 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office. Information Management: Issues Important to Farmers Home Administration Systems Modernization; IMTEC-89-64; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Khanabadi Ghehi, M. Global Operation of Integrated Decentralized Power Systems. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, 2017.

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
Risen, J.; Fink, S. Trump’s Talk on Torture Adds to Global Anxiety. New York Times. January 5, 2017, p A13.

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 titleJournal of Proteome Research
AbbreviationJ. Proteome Res.
ISSN (print)1535-3893
ISSN (online)1535-3907
General Chemistry

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