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 (J. Proteome Res.). 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
Schier, A. F. The Maternal-Zygotic Transition: Death and Birth of RNAs. Science 2007, 316 (5823), 406–407.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stein, S.; Okal, E. A. Seismology: Speed and Size of the Sumatra Earthquake. Nature 2005, 434 (7033), 581–582.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wurmser, A. E.; Palmer, T. D.; Gage, F. H. Neuroscience. Cellular Interactions in the Stem Cell Niche. Science 2004, 304 (5675), 1253–1255.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Nemazee, D.; Gavin, A.; Hoebe, K.; Beutler, B. Immunology: Toll-like Receptors and Antibody Responses. Nature 2006, 441 (7091), E4; discussion E4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grotewold, E.; Chappell, J.; Kellogg, E. A. Plant Genes, Genomes and Genetics; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2015.
An edited book
Applied Cross-Coupling Reactions; Nishihara, Y., Ed.; Lecture Notes in Chemistry; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013; Vol. 80.
A chapter in an edited book
Hansson, A.; Goossens, K. Instantiation. In On-Chip Interconnect with aelite: Composable and Predictable Systems; Goossens, K., Ed.; Embedded Systems; Springer: New York, NY, 2011; pp 103–120.

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
Fang, J. Machines Can Filter Out Chatter In A Crowded Room, Just Like Us (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. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Strong Leadership and Effective Partnerships Needed to Reduce Likelihood of Adverse Impact; T-AIMD-98-277; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Copeland, A. D. A Qualitative Study of Clinical Oncology Nurses’ Perceptions of Work-Life Balance. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix: Phoenix, AZ, 2013.

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
Schmidt, M. S. Car Chase, White House To Capitol, Has Fatal End. New York Times. October 3, 2013, p A12.

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 1,1.
This sentence cites four references 1,1,1,1.

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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