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
Lawler, A. ASIAN-AMERICAN SCIENTISTS: New Breed of Protester Asks: Why Not Us? Science 2000, 290, 1075.
A journal article with 2 authors
Margueron, R.; Reinberg, D. The Polycomb complex PRC2 and its mark in life. Nature 2011, 469, 343–349.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ruby, E.; Henderson, B.; McFall-Ngai, M. Microbiology. We get by with a little help from our (little) friends. Science 2004, 303, 1305–1307.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hillman, T.R.; Yamauchi, T.; Choi, W.; Dasari, R.R.; Feld, M.S.; Park, Y.; Yaqoob, Z. Digital optical phase conjugation for delivering two-dimensional images through turbid media. Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 1909.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McCurley, L. Professional Rope Access; John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ, 2016; ISBN 9781119085416.
An edited book
IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies: Special Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2012; Kim, H.K., Ao, S.-I., Amouzegar, M.A., Rieger, B.B., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2014; Vol. 247; ISBN 9789400768178.
A chapter in an edited book
Hirschel, E.H.; Weiland, C. Aerothermodynamic Design Problems of Winged Airbreathing Vehicles. In Selected Aerothermodynamic Design Problems of Hypersonic Flight Vehicles; Weiland, C., Ed.; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009; pp. 129–209 ISBN 9783540899730.

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
Fang, J. Oldest Known Human Fossil Discovered (accessed on Oct 30, 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 FCC: Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 1998; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1998;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Fetterolf-Klein, S. Teacher leadership practices, supports and challenges in implementation of the common core high school math standards. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University: Malibu, CA, 2015.

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
Vecsey, G. It Was a Magical Night, With a Cherry on Top. New York Times 2012, SP2.

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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