How to format your references using the Fungal Biology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Fungal Biology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Lichten, M., 2015. Molecular biology. Putting the breaks on meiosis. Science 350, 913.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fradkin, E., Kivelson, S.A., 2010. Physics. Electron nematic phases proliferate. Science 327, 155–156.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ma, H., Aihara, K., Chen, L., 2014. Detecting causality from nonlinear dynamics with short-term time series. Sci. Rep. 4, 7464.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Daffis, S., Szretter, K.J., Schriewer, J., Li, J., Youn, S., Errett, J., Lin, T.-Y., Schneller, S., Zust, R., Dong, H., Thiel, V., Sen, G.C., Fensterl, V., Klimstra, W.B., Pierson, T.C., Buller, R.M., Gale, M., Jr, Shi, P.-Y., Diamond, M.S., 2010. 2’-O methylation of the viral mRNA cap evades host restriction by IFIT family members. Nature 468, 452–456.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Drake, P.P., Fabozzi, F.J., 2009. Foundations and Applications of the Time Value of Money. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Held, L., 2014. Applied Statistical Inference: Likelihood and Bayes. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Coronado, J.M., Hernández-Alonso, M.D., 2013. The Keys of Success: TiO2 as a Benchmark Photocatalyst, in: Coronado, J.M., Fresno, F., Hernández-Alonso, María D., Portela, R. (Eds.), Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications, Green Energy and Technology. Springer, London, pp. 85–101.

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 Fungal Biology.

Blog post
Taub, B., 2016. Mystery Of Belgian King’s Blood Finally Solved After 80 Years [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1996. Railroad Safety: DOT Faces Challenges in Improving Grade Crossing Safety, Track Inspection Standards, and Passenger Car Safety (No. T-RCED-96-114). 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
Gogri, D., 2017. Effect of Water Hardness on Adsorption of Lead From Aqueous Solutions Using Douglas Fir Biochar (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
Billard, M., 2010. Step Down to Step Up. New York Times E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lichten, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Fradkin and Kivelson, 2010; Lichten, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Fradkin and Kivelson, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Daffis et al., 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleFungal Biology
AbbreviationFungal Biol.
ISSN (print)1878-6146
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Plant Science
Infectious Diseases

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