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
Goldston D (2009) Don’t cry politicization. Nature 460:24
A journal article with 2 authors
Davis PM, Jackson DD (2011) Retrospective. Leon Knopoff (1925-2011). Science 331:1400
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhao J, Benlekbir S, Rubinstein JL (2015) Electron cryomicroscopy observation of rotational states in a eukaryotic V-ATPase. Nature 521:241–245
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Chen X, Xu F, Zhu C, et al (2014) Dual sgRNA-directed gene knockout using CRISPR/Cas9 technology in Caenorhabditis elegans. Sci Rep 4:7581

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lee JYB (2005) Scalable Continuous Media Streaming Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Streffer C (2012) Radioactive Waste: Technical and Normative Aspects of its Disposal. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Wang WQ, Anh DTT, Lim HB, Datta A (2012) Cloud and the City: Facilitating Flexible Access Control over Data-Streams. In: Jonker W, Petković M (eds) Secure Data Management: 9th VLDB Workshop, SDM 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, August 27, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 58–74

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 D (2017) Here Are The “Smartest” Dog Breeds, According To A Psychologist. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/here-are-the-smartest-dog-breeds-according-to-a-psychologist/. 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 (2013) Intermodal Transportation: A Variety of Factors Influence Airport-Intercity Passenger Rail Connectivity. 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
Smith CA (2014) Teacher and Student Perceptions of Bullying at Leclaire School. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois 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
Wagner J (2017) Still Standing, if Barely Upright, Cubs Face a Quick Turnaround. New York Times SP7

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goldston 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Goldston 2009; Davis and Jackson 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Davis and Jackson 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Chen 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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