As more than half of the antibodies used in research cannot be properly identified, it is absolutely crucial to start including information in the documentation of scientific research, to allow antibody identification by researchers who want to repeat your experiments. Some journals provide a guideline for antibody citation, but unfortunately most of them do not. This vital issue is most often completely overlooked.
If there are no recommendations from the journal where you intend to publish your work, citing an antibody can be done in the following way:
Antibody name, product number, (supplier name, country)
For example: Anti-RbcL, AS03 037 (Agrisera, Sweden)
We would like to encourage you to cite antibodies in a way that will allow their future identification. This is especially important for antibodies to tag proteins.
Good luck with your research!
2019-03-22 @ 11:55:30