scilogo: a letter to Science about sequence logos not being properly cited

Summary: When sequence logos are used in a paper, it is appropriate to cite the original paper. If the WebLogo server is used, both papers should be cited, as given on the WebLogo page.

The appropriate citation is:

@article{Schneider.Stephens1990,
author = "T. D. Schneider
 and R. M. Stephens",
title = "Sequence Logos: A New Way to Display Consensus Sequences",
journal = "Nucleic Acids Res.",
volume = "18",
pages = "6097-6100",
year = "1990"}

Additional papers without proper references:

If you need background information about information theory you can explore my web site. You may find these two resources particularly useful:


color bar Small icon for Theory of Molecular Machines: physics,
chemistry, biology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory,
genetic engineering, sequence logos, information theory,
electrical engineering, thermodynamics, statistical
mechanics, hypersphere packing, gumball machines, Maxwell's
Daemon, limits of computers


Schneider Lab

origin: 2005 Mar 28
updated: 2006 Feb 25
color bar
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  |  National Institutes of Health  |  National Cancer Institute  |  USA.gov  | 
Policies  |  Viewing Files  |  Accessibility  |  FOIA