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
Sanderson, M.J., 2008. Phylogenetic signal in the eukaryotic tree of life. Science 321, 121–123.
A journal article with 2 authors
Charbonnel, C., Talon, S., 2005. Influence of gravity waves on the internal rotation and Li abundance of solar-type stars. Science 309, 2189–2191.
A journal article with 3 authors
Okada, D., Ozawa, F., Inokuchi, K., 2009. Input-specific spine entry of soma-derived Vesl-1S protein conforms to synaptic tagging. Science 324, 904–909.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Rooney, N., McCann, K., Gellner, G., Moore, J.C., 2006. Structural asymmetry and the stability of diverse food webs. Nature 442, 265–269.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety, 1995. Guidelines for Safe Storage and Handling of Reactive Materials. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Dokić, B.L., 2015. Power Electronics: Converters and Regulators, 3rd ed. 2015. ed. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Owen, B.M., Rosston, G.L., 2006. Local Broadband Access: Primum Non Nocere or Primum Processi? A Property Rights Approach, in: Lenard, T.M., May, R.J. (Eds.), Net Neutrality or Net Neutering: Should Broadband Internet Services Be Regulated. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 163–194.

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
Hale, T., 2016. A Strangely Elongated Skull Of An Ancient Female Has Been Found In Korea [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, 2007. Federal Research: Policies Guiding the Dissemination of Scientific Research from Selected Agencies Should Be Clarified and Better Communicated (No. GAO-07-653). 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
Gade, S., 2017. Design and Implementation of Hybrid Hyperchaotic Sequences for Chaos-Based Communication Systems (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
Caba, S., 2015. Free Stay in Luxury! (Just Feed the Fish). New York Times TR7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sanderson, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Charbonnel and Talon, 2005; Sanderson, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Charbonnel and Talon, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Rooney et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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