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
Slivan SM. 2002. Spin vector alignment of Koronis family asteroids. Nature 419:49–51.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhang Y, Kalderon D. 2001. Hedgehog acts as a somatic stem cell factor in the Drosophila ovary. Nature 410:599–604.
A journal article with 3 authors
Richard D, Clanet C, Quéré D. 2002. Contact time of a bouncing drop. Nature 417:811.
A journal article with 30 or more authors
Yang C, Jia L, Wang S, Gao C, Shi D, Hou Y, Gao S. 2013. Single domain SmCo5@Co exchange-coupled magnets prepared from core/shell Sm[Co(CN)6]·4H2O@GO particles: a novel chemical approach. Scientific Reports 3:3542.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Marlet R. 2012. Program Specialization. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Rajeshwar K, McConnell R, Licht S, eds. 2008. Solar Hydrogen Generation: Toward a Renewable Energy Future. New York, NY: Springer. XX, 312 p p.
A chapter in an edited book
Scardaccione G, Scorza F, Casas GL, Murgante B. 2010. Spatial Autocorrelation Analysis for the Evaluation of Migration Flows: The Italian Case. In: D. Taniar, O. Gervasi, B. Murgante, E. Pardede, and B.O. Apduhan, eds. Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2010: International Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, March 23-26, 2010, Proceedings, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. p. 62–76.

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 E. 2015. Health Warning: Five Fashion Trends That are Terrible For You. 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. 1982. Regulatory Effects on R&D Are Better Assessed As Part of the Innovation Process. 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
Labelle DA. 2012. Perceived barriers to recruitment and retention in rural healthcare sectors: A physical therapist narrative inquiry. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix.

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. 2009. Michael Goldsmith, 58; Raised Awareness of A.L.S. New York Times D9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Slivan 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Zhang and Kalderon 2001; Slivan 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Zhang and Kalderon 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Yang 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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