How to cite the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY

For a general citation of the database please cite the article published in the Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue.

  • Armstrong JF, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Southan C, Sharman JL, Campo B, Cavanagh DR, Alexander SPH, Davenport AP, Spedding M, Davies JA; NC-IUPHAR. (2019) The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY in 2020: extending immunopharmacology content and introducing the IUPHAR/MMV Guide to MALARIA PHARMACOLOGY. Nucl. Acids Res. pii: gkz951. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkz951 [Epub ahead of print]. [Full text]

For citations of individual data please use the following guidelines:

For nomenclature and work using the concise family view pages please cite the relevant section of the Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20 published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. A full list of chapters is available in the Table of Contents. For example, for GPCrs, please cite the GPCR section of the Concise Guide. Further information is also given on individual database pages.

  • Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Buneman OP, Cidlowski JA, Christopoulos A, Davenport AP, Fabbro D, Spedding M, Striessnig J, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2019) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20 Br J Pharmacol. 176 S1: S1-S493. [Table of Contents]

Work using the detailed target pages and family introductions (information from IUPHAR-DB) should give the apprpriate IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY CITE reference. Full citation information can be found at the bottom of each page. Example citation formats:

  • Altosaar K, Balaji P, Bond RA, Bylund DB, Cotecchia S, Devost D, Doze VA, Eikenburg DC, Gora S, Goupil E, Graham RM, Hébert T, Hieble JP, Hills R, Kan S, Machkalyan G, Michel MC, Minneman KP, Parra S, Perez D, Sleno R, Summers R, Zylbergold P. Adrenoceptors (version 2019.4) in the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology Database. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology CITE. 2019; 2019(4). Available from: https://doi.org/10.2218/gtopdb/F4/2019.4.
  • Katrin A, Poornima B, Richard A. B, David B. B, Susanna C, Dominic D, Van A. D, Douglas C. E, Sarah G, Eugénie G, Robert M. G, Terry H, J. Paul H, Rebecca H, Shahriar K, Gayane M, Martin C. M, Kenneth P. M, Sergio P, Dianne P, Rory S, Roger S, Peter Z. Adrenoceptors (version 2019.4) in the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology Database. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology CITE. 2019; 2019(4). Available from: https://doi.org/10.2218/gtopdb/F4/2019.4.