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
Buiter S. 2014. Geodynamics: How plumes help to break plates. Nature 513:36–37.
A journal article with 2 authors
He X-L, Garcia KC. 2004. Structure of nerve growth factor complexed with the shared neurotrophin receptor p75. Science (New York, NY) 304:870–875.
A journal article with 3 authors
Stott PA, Stone DA, Allen MR. 2004. Human contribution to the European heatwave of 2003. Nature 432:610–614.
A journal article with 30 or more authors
Gupta SS, Stadler M, Noser CA, Ghosh A, Steinhoff B, Lenoir D, Horwitz CP, Schramm K-W, Collins TJ. 2002. Rapid total destruction of chlorophenols by activated hydrogen peroxide. Science (New York, NY) 296:326–328.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Spence R. 2008. Introductory Circuits. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Orlandini D. 2007. Manuale di accreditamento delle strutture diabetologiche. Milano: Springer. VIII, 121 pagg p.
A chapter in an edited book
Eberhardt U, Rulhoff S, Stjepandic J. 2010. Integration of Time Management in the Digital Factory. In: J. Pokojski, S. Fukuda, and J. Salwiński, eds. New World Situation: New Directions in Concurrent Engineering: Proceedings of the 17th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering. London: Springer. p. 33–41.

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
Hale T. 2016. Monsanto Strikes Deal To Use CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology In Food. 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. 1997. Job Corps: Participant Selection and Performance Measurement Need to Be Improved. 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
Kim H. 2008. Prediction and Elimination of Galling in Forming Galvanized Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS). Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State University.

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
Greenhouse L. 2007. Limits on Prison Suits Are Eased. New York Times A15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Buiter 2014).
This sentence cites two references (He and Garcia 2004; Buiter 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (He and Garcia 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Gupta et al. 2002)

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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