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
Buzsáki, G. Neuroscience. Similar Is Different in Hippocampal Networks. Science 2005, 309 (5734), 568–569.
A journal article with 2 authors
Greening, B. R.; Fefferman, N. H. Evolutionary Significance of the Role of Family Units in a Broader Social System. Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 3608.
A journal article with 3 authors
Elias, L. A. B.; Wang, D. D.; Kriegstein, A. R. Gap Junction Adhesion Is Necessary for Radial Migration in the Neocortex. Nature 2007, 448 (7156), 901–907.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kennedy, T. A.; Naeem, S.; Howe, K. M.; Knops, J. M. H.; Tilman, D.; Reich, P. Biodiversity as a Barrier to Ecological Invasion. Nature 2002, 417 (6889), 636–638.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Daïan, J.-F. Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 2; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2014.
An edited book
Current and Future Reproductive Technologies and World Food Production; Lamb, G. C., DiLorenzo, N., Eds.; Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Springer: New York, NY, 2014; Vol. 752.
A chapter in an edited book
Georgiou, L.; Teahan, W. J. Experiments with Grammatical Evolution in Java. In Knowledge-Driven Computing: Knowledge Engineering and Intelligent Computations; Cotta, C., Reich, S., Schaefer, R., Ligęza, A., Eds.; Kacprzyk, J., Series Ed.; Studies in Computational Intelligence; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008; pp 45–62.

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. Petrified Tree Shows Scars From Prehistoric Wildfires. 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. Opportunity For Savings In Space Programs By Reevaluating Needs Before Buying Facilities; B-164027; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1968.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Zaarour, M. Enhancing the Foster Care Experience of Children with Autism: A Grant Proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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
Gustines, G. G. A World Where Only Black People Have Superpowers. New York Times. July 31, 2017, p C5.

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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