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
Ellsworth WL (2006) Earthquake anniversary. Halfway through Reid’s cycle and counting. Science 312:203–204
A journal article with 2 authors
Rampino MR, Caldeira K (2011) Comment on “Atmospheric PCO₂ perturbations associated with the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province.” Science 334:594; author reply 594
A journal article with 3 authors
McQuibban GA, Saurya S, Freeman M (2003) Mitochondrial membrane remodelling regulated by a conserved rhomboid protease. Nature 423:537–541
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Duan LM, Lukin MD, Cirac JI, Zoller P (2001) Long-distance quantum communication with atomic ensembles and linear optics. Nature 414:413–418

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schattke W, Díez Muiño R (2013) Quantum Monte Carlo Programming. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Luan TH (2014) Enabling Content Distribution in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Zuo X, Blackburn J, Kourtellis N, et al (2014) The Influence of Indirect Ties on Social Network Dynamics. In: Aiello LM, McFarland D (eds) Social Informatics: 6th International Conference, SocInfo 2014, Barcelona, Spain, November 11-13, 2014. Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 50–65

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
Fang J (2015) Light Pollution Shuts Down the Anti-Bat Defenses of Moths. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (2002) Highway Projects: Extent of Projects with Unobligated Balances of Greater Than 85 Percent as of August 16, 2002. 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
Chan JA (2014) An in-home visitation program for Meals-on-Wheels recipients: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Barron J (2016) Leading a Paper’s Shift as Journalism Evolves. New York Times B1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ellsworth 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Ellsworth 2006; Rampino and Caldeira 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Rampino and Caldeira 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Duan et al. 2001)

About the journal

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

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