How to format your references using the Folia Microbiologica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Folia Microbiologica. 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
Alley RB (2001) The key to the past? Nature 409:289
A journal article with 2 authors
Wardle DA, Zackrisson O (2005) Effects of species and functional group loss on island ecosystem properties. Nature 435:806–810
A journal article with 3 authors
He W, Cowin P, Stokes DL (2003) Untangling desmosomal knots with electron tomography. Science 302:109–113
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zhou T, Georgiev I, Wu X, et al (2010) Structural basis for broad and potent neutralization of HIV-1 by antibody VRC01. Science 329:811–817

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schulman FY (2016) Veterinarian’s Guide to Maximizing Biopsy Results. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Chichester, UK
An edited book
Farooqui AA (2007) Glycerophospholipids in the Brain: Phospholipases A2 in Neurological Disorders. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Tehrani MA, Akbari A, Majumder M (2014) Polylactic Acid (PLA) Layered Silicate Nanocomposites. In: Pandey JK, Reddy KR, Mohanty AK, Misra M (eds) Handbook of Polymernanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application: Volume A: Layered Silicates. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 53–67

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 Folia Microbiologica.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Your Gut Bacteria Don’t Like Junk Food – Even If You Do. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/your-gut-bacteria-don-t-junk-food-even-if-you-do/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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
Government Accountability Office (2001) National Transportation Safety Board: Weak Internal Control Impaired Financial Accountability. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Husted CL (2008) Systematic differentiation between Dark and Light Leaders: Is a corporate criminal profile possible? Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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
Vecsey G (2011) A Cosmic Comeuppance for the Dodgers. New York Times B13

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Alley 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Alley 2001; Wardle and Zackrisson 2005).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Wardle and Zackrisson 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhou et al. 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleFolia Microbiologica
AbbreviationFolia Microbiol. (Praha)
ISSN (print)0015-5632
ISSN (online)1874-9356
ScopeMicrobiology
General Medicine

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