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. Phillips R. In retrospect: The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Nature. 2013;504:30–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Wu X, Ruvkun G. Cancer. Germ cell genes and cancer. Science. 2010;330:1761–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Yekta S, Shih I-H, Bartel DP. MicroRNA-directed cleavage of HOXB8 mRNA. Science. 2004;304:594–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Stankovich S, Dikin DA, Dommett GHB, Kohlhaas KM, Zimney EJ, Stach EA, et al. Graphene-based composite materials. Nature. 2006;442:282–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Vagelli AA. The Banggai Cardinalfish. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
1. Shimada Y, Miyakoshi N, editors. Osteoporosis in Orthopedics: Assessment and Therapeutic Options. 1st ed. 2016. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Lam ESL, Cervesato I, Fatima N. Comingle: Distributed Logic Programming for Decentralized Mobile Ensembles. In: Holvoet T, Viroli M, editors. Coordination Models and Languages: 17th IFIP WG 61 International Conference, COORDINATION 2015, Held as Part of the 10th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques, DisCoTec 2015, Grenoble, France, June 2-4, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 51–66.

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. Andrew E. Scientists Reveal Genome’s Origami Shape With 3-D Maps [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-reveal-genome-s-origami-shape-3-d-maps/

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. Air Traffic Control: Remote Radar for Grand Junction. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996 Nov. Report No.: RCED-97-22.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Kazadi MM. Use of Data Fusion and SPC in Vibrations Detection [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 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
1. Vecsey G. M.L.S. Takes the Next Step, but Its Fans Are One Ahead. New York Times. 2015 Mar 25;B10.

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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