How to format your references using the Current Fungal Infection Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Fungal Infection Reports. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
1. Balch AL. Chemistry. H₂O in a desert of carbon atoms. Science. 2011;333:531–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Carter RM, Gammon P. New Zealand maritime glaciation: millennial-scale southern climate change since 3.9 Ma. Science. 2004;304:1659–62.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Shepherd DS, Claussen MJ, Kurtz SE. Evidence for a solar system-size accretion disk around the massive protostar G192.16-3.82. Science. 2001;292:1513–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Yarrow K, Haggard P, Heal R, Brown P, Rothwell JC. Illusory perceptions of space and time preserve cross-saccadic perceptual continuity. Nature. 2001;414:302–5.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
1. Irene EA. Electronic Materials Science. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. Kole C, editor. Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources: Temperate Fruits. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Gorbachev DV. Multidimensional Extremal Logan’s and Bohman’s Problems. In: Ruzhansky M, Tikhonov S, editors. Methods of Fourier Analysis and Approximation Theory. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 43–58.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Current Fungal Infection Reports.

Blog post
1. Davis J. The Parasite That Causes Chagas Disease Is Much More Widespread In The USA Than Previously Thought. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
1. Government Accountability Office. Year 2000 Computing Challenge: DEA Has Developed Plans and Established Controls for Business Continuity Planning. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Oct. Report No.: AIMD-00-8.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Kim S. Characterization of Ribosomal S6 Protein Phosphorylation and Posssible Control of Ribosome Biogenesis in Arabidopsis Cell Culture [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 2004.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
1. Walsh MW. Pension Funds Wary as Bankrupt City Goes to Trial. New York Times. 2013 Mar 25;B1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleCurrent Fungal Infection Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Fungal Infect. Rep.
ISSN (print)1936-3761
ISSN (online)1936-377X
ScopeInfectious Diseases

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