I'm at a bit of a loss with the bibtex format required for the purpose of submitting a manuscript to Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics. According to the guide for authors, I need to:
Follow the guidelines in CBE Style Manual Committee. CBE style manual: a guide for authors, editors, and publishers in the biological sciences. 5th ed. rev. and expanded. Bethesda, MD: Council of Biology Editors, Inc.; 1983.
Yet, their example of a preferred reference layout is:
- King VM, Armstrong DM, Apps R, Trott JR. Numerical aspects of pontine, lateral reticular, and inferior olivary projections to two paravermal cortical zones of the cat cerebellum. J Comp Neurol 1998;390:537-551.
Firstly, in text indexing for references according to CBE uses (surname Year), whilst the guide for authors insists on [#]. Secondly, the preferred reference layout is not the CBE. I've found a CBE bibtex style file but, again, it produces a CBE layout and not the layout that the journal is after. The journal does not provide style files, and I've had no success contacting their pre-editor team.
I have a fair amount of experience working with LaTeX using the appropriate style files for the job at hand, however, I have no idea how to go about producing my very own BibTeX style file to match what the journal wants. Nor can I find an existing style file that matches exactly. If I was to type out the journal name and author names exactly as they should be displayed and only supply the necessary numerics (issue, volume etc...), is there an easy way of reproducing this style, for example, my own very dumb style file?
Many thanks for your help.