How to format your references using the Mycologia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mycologia. 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
Glazebrook K. 2009. Galaxy formation: Too small to ignore. Nature. 460:694–695.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rouyer F, Chatterjee A. 2015. Circadian clocks: A receptor for subtle temperature changes. Nature. 527:449–451.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kirn TJ, Jude BA, Taylor RK. 2005. A colonization factor links Vibrio cholerae environmental survival and human infection. Nature. 438:863–866.
A journal article with 30 or more authors
Terabe K, Hasegawa T, Nakayama T, Aono M. 2005. Quantized conductance atomic switch. Nature. 433:47–50.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bleistein S. 2017. Rapid Organizational Change. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Mezzadra S, Reid J, Samaddar R, eds. 2013. The Biopolitics of Development: Reading Michel Foucault in the Postcolonial Present. New Delhi: Springer India. VII, 204 p. 8 illus. in color p.
A chapter in an edited book
Hosseini H, Ulieru M. 2012. Leveraging Domain Knowledge to Learn Normative Behavior: A Bayesian Approach. In: P. Vrancx, M. Knudson, and M. Grześ, eds. Adaptive and Learning Agents: International Workshop, ALA 2011, Held at AAMAS 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. pp. 70–84.

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 Mycologia.

Blog post
Carpineti A. 2017. Neil deGrasse Tyson Says He’ll Only Go To Mars If Elon Musk Sends His Mom First. IFLScience.


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. 1977. Summary of the Status of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare’s Grants and Loans Made Under the Health Maintenance Organization Act as of June 30, 1977. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Mete RJ. 2010. Can STEM initiatives be social justice oriented: An analysis of urban school reform via smaller learning communities. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Arvedlund EE, SOPHIA KISHKOVSKY; C.J. Chivers contributed reporting for this article. 2004. After a Spate of Bombings, Moscow’s Full of Foreboding. New York Times. A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Glazebrook 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Glazebrook 2009, Rouyer and Chatterjee 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Rouyer and Chatterjee 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Terabe et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleMycologia
ISSN (print)0027-5514
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Plant Science
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
General Medicine

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