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
Kerr RA. 2000. SAVING KYOTO: A Well-Intentioned Cleanup Gets Mixed Reviews. Science (New York, NY) 290:921.
A journal article with 2 authors
Li R, Wang Y. 2013. Neural mechanism for sensing fast motion in dim light. Scientific Reports 3:3159.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jewitt D, Aussel H, Evans A. 2001. The size and albedo of the Kuiper-belt object (20000) Varuna. Nature 411:446–447.
A journal article with 30 or more authors
Zheng F, Wang Z, Kang W, Zhang P. 2013. Antiferromagnetic FeSe monolayer on SrTiO3: the charge doping and electric field effects. Scientific Reports 3:2213.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Staebler P. 2017. Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Raoprasert T. 2010. Designing an Efficient Management System: Modeling of Convergence Factors Exemplified by the Case of Japanese Businesses in Thailand. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD. XIX, 300 p. 35 illus p.
A chapter in an edited book
Poliquin K, Cunningham FX, Gantt RR, Gantt E. 2013. Interactions of Isoprenoid Pathway Enzymes and Indirect Stimulation of Isoprenoid Biosynthesis by Pentose Phosphate Cycle Substrates in Synechocystis PCC 6803. In: T.J. Bach, and M. Rohmer, eds. Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches. New York, NY: Springer. p. 51–63.

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
Andrew D. 2016. Mums And Dads Of Very Preterm Babies More Likely To Be Depressed. 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. 2011. Information Technology: Continued Improvements in Investment Oversight and Management Can Yield Billions in Savings. 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
Koyanagi T. 2017. Design and Synthesis of Archaea-Inspired Tetraether Lipids. Doctoral dissertation. University of California San Diego.

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. 2012. Friendships Wrapped in the Army-Navy Rivalry. New York Times B12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kerr 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Kerr 2000; Li and Wang 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Li and Wang 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Zheng et al. 2013)

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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