Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database

Referencing Reactome Publications

The following are examples that can be used to cite Reactome.

To cite the Reactome project:
If you are citing your use of Reactome in your work please cite these two recent Reactome publications:

To cite a Reactome pathway:
Please use the appropriate DOI from the Table of Contents.
You can read more about the way DOIs are assigned and used in Reactome here.
You can add a DOI to the end of your citation following the appropriate style.
Generally these citations follow this format: Author, A. (year). Title of article. Journal Title, X, xxx–xxx. doi:xxxxxx

Please find examples here:

To cite Reactome files obtained via the World Wide Web:
Reactome project. “Reactome” (date of message or visit).

To cite Reactome files available for download:
Reactome project. “Reactome” (date of access).

When citing information obtained in a search of Reactome it should be remembered that while Reactome strives to contain the most current and accurate data, Reactome should not be used in citations where other primary sources of information are available.

If you would like to review a list of papers that cite one or more of the Reactome publications, please follow this link.