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
Hodes, G., 2013. Applied physics. Perovskite-based solar cells. Science 342, 317–318.
A journal article with 2 authors
Royer, S., Paré, D., 2003. Conservation of total synaptic weight through balanced synaptic depression and potentiation. Nature 422, 518–522.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bayley, P.J., Frascino, J.C., Squire, L.R., 2005. Robust habit learning in the absence of awareness and independent of the medial temporal lobe. Nature 436, 550–553.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Süel, G.M., Garcia-Ojalvo, J., Liberman, L.M., Elowitz, M.B., 2006. An excitable gene regulatory circuit induces transient cellular differentiation. Nature 440, 545–550.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ramirez, J., 2015. Accounting for Derivatives. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Langenhan, T., Schöneberg, T. (Eds.), 2016. Adhesion G Protein-coupled Receptors: Molecular, Physiological and Pharmacological Principles in Health and Disease, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Ansari, D., Price, G., Holloway, I., 2010. Typical and Atypical Development of Basic Numerical Magnitude Representations: A Review of Behavioral and Neuroimaging Studies, in: Ferrari, M., Vuletic, L. (Eds.), The Developmental Relations among Mind, Brain and Education: Essays in Honor of Robbie Case. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 105–127.

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., 2015. A Matter Of Degrees: Why 2C Warming Is Officially Unsafe [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, 2004. Transportation Security Administration: High-Level Attention Needed to Strengthen Acquisition Function (No. GAO-04-544). 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
Chung, T.Y.-Y., 2010. Pulse designs on TR-MAS UWB (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
Kantor, J., Abrams, R., Haberman, M., 2017. A First Daughter Assembling a Vast Portfolio. New York Times A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hodes, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Hodes, 2013; Royer and Paré, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Royer and Paré, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Süel et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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