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. Hardt W-D. Antibiotics: Homed to the hideout. Nature. 2015;527:309–10.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Brossard D, Scheufele DA. Social science. Science, new media, and the public. Science. 2013;339:40–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Clayton JD, Kyriacou CP, Reppert SM. Keeping time with the human genome. Nature. 2001;409:829–31.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zhou Y, Morais-Cabral JH, Kaufman A, MacKinnon R. Chemistry of ion coordination and hydration revealed by a K+ channel-Fab complex at 2.0 A resolution. Nature. 2001;414:43–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Evans AW. Economics, Real Estate and the Supply of Land. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
1. Pöhlmann S, Simmons G, editors. Viral Entry into Host Cells. New York, NY: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Corrigan O, Smeaton AF, Glynn M, Smyth S. Using Educational Analytics to Improve Test Performance. In: Conole G, Klobučar T, Rensing C, Konert J, Lavoué E, editors. Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World: 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 42–55.

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 D. How To Make Galaxy Themed Easter Eggs. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Year 2000 Computing Challenge: FBI Needs to Complete Business Continuity Plans. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Oct. Report No.: AIMD-00-11.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. George KA. Housing adequacy and civic engagement in Los Angeles County [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
1. Burghardt LF. For Police Recruits, Training in Tolerance. New York Times. 2007 Jul 1;LI11.

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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