How to format your references using the Mycological Progress citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mycological Progress. 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
Marec F (2014) Developmental genetics: Female silkworms have the sex factor. Nature 509:570–571
A journal article with 2 authors
Berman DE, Dudai Y (2001) Memory extinction, learning anew, and learning the new: dissociations in the molecular machinery of learning in cortex. Science 291:2417–2419
A journal article with 3 authors
Rideout WM 3rd, Eggan K, Jaenisch R (2001) Nuclear cloning and epigenetic reprogramming of the genome. Science 293:1093–1098
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Li B, Chen D, Wang J, et al (2014) MOFzyme: Intrinsic protease-like activity of Cu-MOF. Sci Rep 4:6759

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Meiswinkel R, Meyer J, Schnell J (2013) Design and Construction of Nuclear Power Plants. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Chandraker A, Sayegh MH, Singh AK (eds) (2012) Core Concepts in Renal Transplantation, 1st edn. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Jakovác A, Patkós A (2016) The Large-N Expansion. In: Patkós A (ed) Resummation and Renormalization in Effective Theories of Particle Physics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 97–138

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 Mycological Progress.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Newly-Discovered “Bat Frog” Named After Ozzy Osbourne. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/newly-discovered-bat-frog-named-after-ozzy-osbourne/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1995) Army Aviation Requirements. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Byrd WE (2009) Relational programming in miniKanren: Techniques, applications, and implementations. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana 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
Baker P (2017) President Backs A Plan to Curtail Legal Migration. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marec 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Berman and Dudai 2001; Marec 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Berman and Dudai 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleMycological Progress
AbbreviationMycol. Prog.
ISSN (print)1617-416X
ISSN (online)1861-8952
ScopePlant Science

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