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
Feldman, D.E., 2014. Physics. Electronically erased. Science 344, 1344–1345.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yanovsky, M.J., Kay, S.A., 2002. Molecular basis of seasonal time measurement in Arabidopsis. Nature 419, 308–312.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rieseberg, L.H., Wood, T.E., Baack, E.J., 2006. The nature of plant species. Nature 440, 524–527.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Brohawn, S.G., Leksa, N.C., Spear, E.D., Rajashankar, K.R., Schwartz, T.U., 2008. Structural evidence for common ancestry of the nuclear pore complex and vesicle coats. Science 322, 1369–1373.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Anandharamakrishnan, C., Ishwarya, S.P., 2015. Spray Drying Techniques for Food Ingredient Encapsulation. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Nguyen, N.T., Kowalczyk, R., Orłowski, C., Ziółkowski, A. (Eds.), 2016. Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence XXV, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Rička, J., Frenz, M., 2011. Polarized Light: Electrodynamic Fundamentals, in: Welch, A.J., Gemert, M.J.C. van (Eds.), Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 65–108.

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. NASA Finds Young Volcano On Mars That Outlived The Dinosaurs [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, 1993. Space Transportation: The Content and Uses of Shuttle Cost Estimates (No. NSIAD-93-115). 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
Davidson, A.R., 2013. Computerized physician order entry: An outlook on successful implementation among ambulatory care settings (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Crow, K., 2001. Sitter Wanted: Must Supply Nuts. New York Times 144.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Feldman, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Feldman, 2014; Yanovsky and Kay, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Yanovsky and Kay, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Brohawn et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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