How to format your references using the Journal of Fungi citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Fungi. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Sánchez-Bayo, F. Environmental Science. The Trouble with Neonicotinoids. Science 2014, 346, 806–807.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sanchez, P.A.; Swaminathan, M.S. Public Health. Cutting World Hunger in Half. Science 2005, 307, 357–359.
A journal article with 3 authors
Whitmore, D.; Foulkes, N.S.; Sassone-Corsi, P. Light Acts Directly on Organs and Cells in Culture to Set the Vertebrate Circadian Clock. Nature 2000, 404, 87–91.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sage, J.; Miller, A.L.; Pérez-Mancera, P.A.; Wysocki, J.M.; Jacks, T. Acute Mutation of Retinoblastoma Gene Function Is Sufficient for Cell Cycle Re-Entry. Nature 2003, 424, 223–228.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cann, A.J. Mathe Für Biologen; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, Germany, 2004; ISBN 9783527662579.
An edited book
Advances in Natural Deduction: A Celebration of Dag Prawitz’s Work; Pereira, L.C., Haeusler, E.H., de Paiva, V., Eds.; Trends in Logic, Studia Logica Library; Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2014; Vol. 39; ISBN 9789400775473.
A chapter in an edited book
Bromiley, P.A.; Adams, J.E.; Cootes, T.F. Automatic Localisation of Vertebrae in DXA Images Using Random Forest Regression Voting. In Computational Methods and Clinical Applications for Spine Imaging: Third International Workshop and Challenge, CSI 2015, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, October 5, 2015, Proceedings; Vrtovec, T., Yao, J., Glocker, B., Klinder, T., Frangi, A., Zheng, G., Li, S., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; pp. 38–51 ISBN 9783319418261.

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 Journal of Fungi.

Blog post
Hale, T. This Is What It Looks Like Inside A Beatboxer’s Throat (accessed on 30 October 2018).


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 GAO Evaluation of Report by Technassociates, Inc., on the Evaluation of Written Products Delivered by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1984;

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Gunther, A. The Effects of Writing Task Choice on Behavioral and Academic Outcomes of Students with ADHD. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University: Edwardsville, IL, 2014.

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
Kelly, M. And on Kohl’s Agenda (or Was It Menu?). New York Times 1993, 14.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Fungi
AbbreviationJ. Fungi (Basel)
ISSN (online)2309-608X

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