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
Weinstock, G. M. Genomic Approaches to Studying the Human Microbiota. Nature 2012, 489 (7415), 250–256.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kaufman, Y. J.; Koren, I. Smoke and Pollution Aerosol Effect on Cloud Cover. Science 2006, 313 (5787), 655–658.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nguyen, T. D.; Ehrenfreund, E.; Vardeny, Z. V. Spin-Polarized Light-Emitting Diode Based on an Organic Bipolar Spin Valve. Science 2012, 337 (6091), 204–209.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Oda, T.; Iwasa, M.; Aihara, T.; Maéda, Y.; Narita, A. The Nature of the Globular- to Fibrous-Actin Transition. Nature 2009, 457 (7228), 441–445.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cragg, P. J. A Practical Guide to Supramolecular Chemistry; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2006.
An edited book
Critical Information Infrastructures Security: 5th International Workshop, CRITIS 2010, Athens, Greece, September 23-24, 2010. Revised Papers; Xenakis, C., Wolthusen, S., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011; Vol. 6712.
A chapter in an edited book
Finnemann, S. C.; Chang, Y. Photoreceptor—RPE Interactions. In Visual Transduction and Non-Visual Light Perception; Tombran-Tink, J., Barnstable, C. J., Eds.; Humana Press: Totowa, NJ, 2008; pp 67–86.

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
Taub, B. Living In A City May Increase The Risk Of Psychosis In Children (accessed 2018 -10 -30).


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. Aviation Security: Technology’s Role in Addressing Vulnerabilities; T-RCED/NSIAD-96-262; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kress, D. M. A Phenomenological Study Exploring Executive Coaching: Understanding Perceptions of Self-Awareness and Leadership Behavior Changes. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, 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
Slater, K. Quotation of the Day. New York Times. March 14, 2010, p A3.

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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