How to format your references using the Fungal Diversity citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Fungal Diversity. 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
Chipman A (2007) A commodity no more. Nature 449:131
A journal article with 2 authors
Vakil A, Engheta N (2011) Transformation optics using graphene. Science 332:1291–1294
A journal article with 3 authors
Richards MP, Schulting RJ, Hedges REM (2003) Archaeology: sharp shift in diet at onset of Neolithic. Nature 425:366
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Pufall MA, Lee GM, Nelson ML, et al (2005) Variable control of Ets-1 DNA binding by multiple phosphates in an unstructured region. Science 309:142–145

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moeller RR (2013) Executive’s Guide to IT Governance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Bhushan B, Fuchs H, Tomitori M (eds) (2008) Applied Scanning Probe Methods VIII: Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Möser M, Barros JL (2009) Sonido estructural. In: Barros JL (ed) Ingeniería Acústica: Teoría y Aplicaciones. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 115–140

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 Diversity.

Blog post
Carpineti C (2017) One Of The World’s Rarest And Most Elusive Whales Has Been Captured On Camera For The First Time. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/one-of-the-worlds-rarest-and-most-elusive-whales-has-been-captured-on-camera-for-the-first-time/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1980) Comments on H.R. 6228. 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
Wonnacott CJ (2017) Ambiguity in Theory and Neutrality in Practice: The Allied Intervention and the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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) Kickers Form Bond And Find Sorority. New York Times D6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chipman 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Chipman 2007; Vakil and Engheta 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Vakil and Engheta 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Pufall et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleFungal Diversity
AbbreviationFungal Divers.
ISSN (print)1560-2745
ISSN (online)1878-9129
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Plant Science
Ecology

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