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
Smaglik P (2004) Centre stage in Missouri. Nature 431:720–721
A journal article with 2 authors
Feany MB, Bender WW (2000) A Drosophila model of Parkinson’s disease. Nature 404:394–398
A journal article with 3 authors
Couch FJ, Nathanson KL, Offit K (2014) Two decades after BRCA: setting paradigms in personalized cancer care and prevention. Science 343:1466–1470
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ishii HA, Bradley JP, Dai ZR, et al (2008) Comparison of comet 81P/Wild 2 dust with interplanetary dust from comets. Science 319:447–450

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Misstear B, Banks D, Clark L (2006) Water Wells and Boreholes. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Lahiri S, Schick A, SenGupta A, Sriram TN (eds) (2014) Contemporary Developments in Statistical Theory: A Festschrift for Hira Lal Koul. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Leng T, Hu D, Hu P, et al (2013) Real Estate Industry Situation Analysis Model. In: Zhong Z (ed) Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Engineering and Applications (IEA) 2012: Volume 3. Springer, London, pp 29–39

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
Fang J (2015) Meet the New Blue and Purple Crayfish from Indonesia. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/meet-new-blue-and-purple-crayfish-indonesia/. 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 (1970) Possible Irregularities in the Operation of a Former Neighborhood Youth Corps Project. 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
Lamanna SG (2012) Colombian Spanish in North Carolina: The role of language and dialect contact in the formation of a new variety of U.S. Spanish. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana 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
Murphy MJO (2016) The Pokemon Go of the 1930s: Excuse Me, I Need to Find a Monkey and Head to the Waldorf. New York Times C23

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Feany and Bender 2000; Smaglik 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Feany and Bender 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Ishii et al. 2008)

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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