How to format your references using the Fungal Genetics and Biology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Fungal Genetics and Biology. 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
Kouwenhoven, L., 2000. Nanotechnology. Bouncing a C60 ball. Nature 407, 35–36.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yuan, F., Huang, L., 2014. Brittle to ductile transition in densified silica glass. Sci. Rep. 4, 5035.
A journal article with 3 authors
Buckling, A., Wills, M.A., Colegrave, N., 2003. Adaptation limits diversification of experimental bacterial populations. Science 302, 2107–2109.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Toda, M., Takagaki, A., Okamura, M., Kondo, J.N., Hayashi, S., Domen, K., Hara, M., 2005. Green chemistry: biodiesel made with sugar catalyst. Nature 438, 178.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
AIChE Equipment Testing Procedure, 1993. Particle Size Classifiers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Adams, N.M., Freemont, P.S. (Eds.), 2011. Advances in Nuclear Architecture. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Pankin, A., Kuzenny, V., 2009. Data Harmonization in CIS, in: Popovich, V.V., Claramunt, C., Schrenk, M., Korolenko, K.V. (Eds.), Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems: Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop, 17-20 May 2009, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 63–76.

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 Genetics and Biology.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014. Single Atom Detected With High-Powered MRI [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, 1995. VA Student Financial Aid: Opportunity to Reduce Overlap in Approving Education and Training Programs (No. HEHS-96-22). 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
Do, Y.K., 2008. Effects of informal care on caregivers’ labor market outcomes and health in South Korea (Doctoral dissertation). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

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
Kishkovsky, S., 2005. For Russia’s Nouveaux Riches, Indoor Plumbing Deluxe. New York Times A4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kouwenhoven, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Kouwenhoven, 2000; Yuan and Huang, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Yuan and Huang, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Toda et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleFungal Genetics and Biology
AbbreviationFungal Genet. Biol.
ISSN (print)1087-1845

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