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
Hauser, M.D., 2005. Natural history. Beyond the chimpanzee genome: the threat of extinction. Science 309, 1498–1499.
A journal article with 2 authors
Parrish, D.D., Zhu, T., 2009. Climate change. Clean air for megacities. Science 326, 674–675.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lutz, W., Muttarak, R., Striessnig, E., 2014. Environment and development. Universal education is key to enhanced climate adaptation. Science 346, 1061–1062.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Huang, G., Hou, C., Shao, Y., Wang, H., Zhang, Q., Li, Y., Zhu, M., 2014. Highly strong and elastic graphene fibres prepared from universal graphene oxide precursors. Sci. Rep. 4, 4248.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Twomey, B., 2011. Inside the Currency Market. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Kwan, R., Fong, J., Kwok, L.-F., Lam, J. (Eds.), 2011. Hybrid Learning: 4th International Conference, ICHL 2011, Hong Kong, China, August 10-12, 2011. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Yesilonis, I.D., Pouyat, R.V., 2012. Carbon Stocks in Urban Forest Remnants: Atlanta and Baltimore as Case Studies, in: Lal, R., Augustin, B. (Eds.), Carbon Sequestration in Urban Ecosystems. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 103–120.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. No S#!t Study: Scientists Find That Conspiracy Theorists Will Pretty Much Believe Anything You Tell Them [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, 1986. Data Security Software (No. 133201). 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
Einziger, H., 2010. Incidence Hopf algebras: Antipodes, forest formulas, and noncrossing partitions (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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. By Honoring Their Past, the Giants Were Duly Rewarded. New York Times B15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hauser, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Hauser, 2005; Parrish and Zhu, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Parrish and Zhu, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Huang et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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