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
Stephanopoulos, G. Challenges in Engineering Microbes for Biofuels Production. Science 2007, 315 (5813), 801–804.
A journal article with 2 authors
Czyzewski, B. K.; Wang, D.-N. Identification and Characterization of a Bacterial Hydrosulphide Ion Channel. Nature 2012, 483 (7390), 494–497.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ciosk, R.; DePalma, M.; Priess, J. R. Translational Regulators Maintain Totipotency in the Caenorhabditis Elegans Germline. Science 2006, 311 (5762), 851–853.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Conway, K. A.; Rochet, J. C.; Bieganski, R. M.; Lansbury, P. T., Jr. Kinetic Stabilization of the Alpha-Synuclein Protofibril by a Dopamine-Alpha-Synuclein Adduct. Science 2001, 294 (5545), 1346–1349.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ahlemeyer-Stubbe, A.; Coleman, S. A Practical Guide to Data Mining for Business and Industry; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2014.
An edited book
Studying Second Language Acquisition from a Qualitative Perspective; Gabryś-Barker, D., Wojtaszek, A., Eds.; Second Language Learning and Teaching; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2014; Vol. 27.
A chapter in an edited book
Awange, J. L.; Paláncz, B. Groebner Basis. In Geospatial Algebraic Computations: Theory and Applications; Paláncz, B., Ed.; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; pp 37–52.

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
Andrew, E. Researchers Discover Strange New “Butterfly-Headed” Pterosaur Species. IFLScience. (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. The Rise of Political Science; 137895; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ramotar-John, B. P. Supplementing Soybean Meal with Camelina (Camelina Sativa) in Tilapia Diets and Optimizing Commercial Tilapia Diets for Use in Intensive Systems in the Western Region of the United States. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 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
Kishkovsky, S. Moscow: A Boom Town For Shiny New Theaters. New York Times. December 1, 2005, p E3.

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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