How to format your references using the Fungal Biology Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Fungal Biology Reviews. 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
Fox, A., 2011. Computer science. Cloud computing--what’s in it for me as a scientist? Science 331, 406–407.
A journal article with 2 authors
Weston, E.M., Lister, A.M., 2009. Insular dwarfism in hippos and a model for brain size reduction in Homo floresiensis. Nature 459, 85–88.
A journal article with 3 authors
Snellen, I.A.G., de Mooij, E.J.W., Albrecht, S., 2009. The changing phases of extrasolar planet CoRoT-1b. Nature 459, 543–545.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wang, Z., Ying, P., Li, P., Zhang, D., Huang, H., Tian, H., Zhang, Y., 2013. Switching suppression and enhancement of fluorescence and six-wave mixing by phase modulation. Sci. Rep. 3, 3417.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wood, T., Anderson, M., Analytics, F., 2010. The Commercial Real Estate Tsunami. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Carbone, G. (Ed.), 2013. Grasping in Robotics, Mechanisms and Machine Science. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
De Raedt, H., De Raedt, K., Michielsen, K., 2006. Event-by-Event Simulation of Quantum Phenomena, in: Landau, D.P., Lewis, S.P., Schüttler, H.-B. (Eds.), Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics XVIII: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Workshop Athens, GA, USA, March 7–11, 2005, Springer Proceedings in Physics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 27–31.

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 Reviews.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. As The US Heads To Climate Talks, It Seeks A Plan To ‘Trust But Verify’ [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, 2014. Federal Software Licenses: Most Agencies Have Reported Planned Actions to Address Our Prior Recommendations on Software License Management (No. GAO-14-835R). 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
Borogovac, A., 2010. Novel method for superior detection of functional changes in CBF using arterial spin labeling fMRI (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

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
Greenhouse, L., 2008. Justices to See Philip Morris Case a Third Time. New York Times C2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fox, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Fox, 2011; Weston and Lister, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Weston and Lister, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleFungal Biology Reviews
AbbreviationFungal Biol. Rev.
ISSN (print)1749-4613
ScopePlant Science

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