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
Petronis, A., 2010. Epigenetics as a unifying principle in the aetiology of complex traits and diseases. Nature 465, 721–727.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shizuka, D., Lyon, B.E., 2010. Coots use hatch order to learn to recognize and reject conspecific brood parasitic chicks. Nature 463, 223–226.
A journal article with 3 authors
Khor, B., Gardet, A., Xavier, R.J., 2011. Genetics and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. Nature 474, 307–317.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hanna, J., Saha, K., Pando, B., van Zon, J., Lengner, C.J., Creyghton, M.P., van Oudenaarden, A., Jaenisch, R., 2009. Direct cell reprogramming is a stochastic process amenable to acceleration. Nature 462, 595–601.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Savaux, V., Louët, Y., 2014. MMSE-Based Algorithm for Joint Signal Detection, Channel and Noise Variance Estimation for OFDM Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Zwaag, S. van der (Ed.), 2007. Self Healing Materials: An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science, Springer Series in Materials Science. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Hassan, M.M., 2015. Sustainable Processing of Luxury Textiles, in: Gardetti, M.A., Muthu, S.S. (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion: Volume 1, Environmental Footprints and Eco-Design of Products and Processes. Springer, Singapore, pp. 101–120.

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
Andrews, R., 2017. Dark Humor Is Indicative Of A High IQ, According To Study [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, 2005. Aviation Safety: System Safety Approach Needs Further Integration into FAA’s Oversight of Airlines (No. GAO-05-726). 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
Stevenson, C.L., 2008. Availability and seasonal use of diurnal roosts by Rafinesque’s big-eared bat and southeastern myotis in bottomland hardwoods of Mississippi (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
Vecsey, G., 2010. A Goal Apart in ’08, Face to Face Now. New York Times B14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Petronis, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Petronis, 2010; Shizuka and Lyon, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Shizuka and Lyon, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Hanna et al., 2009)

About the journal

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

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