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
Wilcove, D.S. Ecology. Rediscovery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. Science 2005, 308, 1422–1423.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bell, A.M.; Robinson, G.E. Genomics. Behavior and the Dynamic Genome. Science 2011, 332, 1161–1162.
A journal article with 3 authors
Xu, X.; Zhou, Z.; Wang, X. The Smallest Known Non-Avian Theropod Dinosaur. Nature 2000, 408, 705–708.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Frey, U.; Brodbeck, T.; Majumdar, A.; Taylor, D.R.; Town, G.I.; Silverman, M.; Suki, B. Risk of Severe Asthma Episodes Predicted from Fluctuation Analysis of Airway Function. Nature 2005, 438, 667–670.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davies, G. Designing and Developing Scalable IP Networks; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2005; ISBN 9780470867419.
An edited book
Translational Neuropsychopharmacology; Robbins, T.W., Sahakian, B.J., Eds.; Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; Vol. 28; ISBN 9783319339115.
A chapter in an edited book
Markner-Jäger, B. The Rock Cycle. In Technical English for Geosciences; Markner-Jäger, B., Ed.; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008; pp. 19–23 ISBN 9783540686149.

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. Scientists Discover 20 Shark Pups In The First Tiger Shark Sonogram Ever (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 Aviation Security: Improved Controls Needed To Prevent Unauthorized Access at Key Airports; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1988;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Funderburk, J. Modern Variation in Predation Intensity: Constraints on Assessing Predator-Prey Relationships in Paleoecologic Reconstructions. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida: Tampa, FL, 2010.

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. Baggage, New and Old, Arrives at Citi Field. New York Times 2011, D5.

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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