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
ten Kate, K., 2002. Global genetic resources. Science and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Science 295, 2371–2372.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hedges, S.B., Kumar, S., 2002. Genomics. Vertebrate genomes compared. Science 297, 1283–1285.
A journal article with 3 authors
Thomson, K.S., Sutton, M., Thomas, B., 2003. A larval Devonian lungfish. Nature 426, 833–834.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ishiwata, S., Taguchi, Y., Murakawa, H., Onose, Y., Tokura, Y., 2008. Low-magnetic-field control of electric polarization vector in a helimagnet. Science 319, 1643–1646.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Choi, N.-E., Han, J.H., 2015. How Flavor Works. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Herik, H.J. van D., Hsu, S.-C., Hsu, T.-S., Donkers, H.H.L.M. (jeroen) (Eds.), 2006. Advances in Computer Games: 11th International Conference, ACG 2005, Taipei, Taiwan, September 6-9, 2005. Revised Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Ščančar, J., Heath, E., Zuliani, T., Horvat, M., Kotnik, J., Perko, S., Milačič, R., 2015. Elements and Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Sediments of the Sava River, in: Milačič, R., Ščančar, J., Paunović, M. (Eds.), The Sava River, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 95–121.

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
Hale, T., 2016. Fossil Proteins 3.8 Million Years Old Found On Ancient Ostrich Eggshells [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, 1990. School Accreditation: Activities of Seven Agencies That Accredit Proprietary Schools (No. HRD-90-179BR). 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
Bowles, A., 2012. The development of a standard of care for competency to stand trial evaluations (Doctoral dissertation). Pepperdine University, Malibu, 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
Poniewozik, J., 2017. A Wolf Roaming the Vatican. New York Times C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (ten Kate, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Hedges and Kumar, 2002; ten Kate, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Hedges and Kumar, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Ishiwata et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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