How to format your references using the Medical Mycology Case Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Medical Mycology Case Reports. 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
R. Keller, Shaping the vertebrate body plan by polarized embryonic cell movements, Science. 298 (2002) 1950–1954.
A journal article with 2 authors
S.J. van Enk, H.J. Kimble, Comment on “Quantum state transfer between matter and light,” Science. 309 (2005) 1187; author reply 1187.
A journal article with 3 authors
M.L. Basch, M. Bronner-Fraser, M.I. García-Castro, Specification of the neural crest occurs during gastrulation and requires Pax7, Nature. 441 (2006) 218–222.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H. Ceylan, C. Ozgit-Akgun, T.S. Erkal, I. Donmez, R. Garifullin, A.B. Tekinay, H. Usta, N. Biyikli, M.O. Guler, Size-controlled conformal nanofabrication of biotemplated three-dimensional TiO₂ and ZnO nanonetworks, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 2306.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
F. Garde, D. Aelenei, L. Aelenei, A. Scognamiglio, J. Ayoub, Solution Sets for Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2017.
An edited book
T. Catarci, N. Ferro, A. Poggi, eds., Bridging Between Cultural Heritage Institutions: 9th Italian Research Conference, IRCDL 2013, Rome, Italy, January 31–February 1, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
J. Mårtensson, R. Bellomo, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Versus Intermittent Haemodialysis: Impact on Clinical Outcomes, in: G. Landoni, A. Pisano, A. Zangrillo, R. Bellomo (Eds.), Reducing Mortality in Acute Kidney Injury, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016: pp. 43–49.

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 Medical Mycology Case Reports.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Experts Say Half The Advice On Dr. Oz And The Doctors Is Wrong Or Lacks Evidence, IFLScience. (2014). (accessed October 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, Freight Transportation: Strategies Needed to Address Planning and Financing Limitations, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2003.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
I. Cervantes, Flexural retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures using Green Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer plates, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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
J. Bosman, Judge Allows Conyers to Be on the Ballot in Michigan, New York Times. (2014) A13.

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 titleMedical Mycology Case Reports
AbbreviationMed. Mycol. Case Rep.
ISSN (print)2211-7539
Infectious Diseases

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