How to format your references using the Proteome Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Proteome Science. 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
1. Smaglik P. Bricks & mortar. Nature. 2004;430:384.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Thrall PH, Burdon JJ. Evolution of virulence in a plant host-pathogen metapopulation. Science. 2003;299:1735–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Zimmerman A, Bai L, Ginty DD. The gentle touch receptors of mammalian skin. Science. 2014;346:950–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Thomas H, Bozec Y, Elkalay K, de Baar HJW. Enhanced open ocean storage of CO2 from shelf sea pumping. Science. 2004;304:1005–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Mohos FÁ. Confectionery and Chocolate Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
1. Hillebrands B, Thiaville A, editors. Spin Dynamics in Confined Magnetic Structures III. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Fraczak W, Miller A. Disjoint Set Forest Digraph Representation for an Efficient Dominator Tree Construction. In: Arumugam S, Smyth WF, editors. Combinatorial Algorithms: 23rd International Workshop, IWOCA 2012, Tamil Nadu, India, July 19-21, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 46–59.

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 Proteome Science.

Blog post
1. Davis J. Celebrate the Spitzer Space Telescope’s 12th Anniversary With These Stunning Images [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/celebrate-spitzer-space-telescopes-12th-anniversary-these-stunning-images/

Reports

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Department of Education: Information on Consolidation Opportunities and Student Aid. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995 Apr. Report No.: T-HEHS-95-130.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Obi CN. Evaluation of feeding varying levels of digestible lysine on broiler breeder male reproductive characteristics and body weight changes [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2012.

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
1. McKINLEY JC Jr. 2nd Etan Patz Jury Knew Members of First Jury Were Watching, Defense Says. New York Times. 2017 Feb 28;A23.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

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 titleProteome Science
AbbreviationProteome Sci.
ISSN (online)1477-5956
ScopeBiochemistry
Molecular Biology

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