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
Peng C (2011) Focus on quality, not just quantity. Nature 475:267
A journal article with 2 authors
Luo Z-X, Wible JR (2005) A Late Jurassic digging mammal and early mammalian diversification. Science 308:103–107
A journal article with 3 authors
Bakshy E, Messing S, Adamic LA (2015) Political science. Exposure to ideologically diverse news and opinion on Facebook. Science 348:1130–1132
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Qi Y, He X, Wang X-J, et al (2006) Distinct catalytic and non-catalytic roles of ARGONAUTE4 in RNA-directed DNA methylation. Nature 443:1008–1012

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Goria S (2017) Methods and Tools for Creative Competitive Intelligence. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Shackley MS (ed) (2011) X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) in Geoarchaeology. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Vahrenkamp N, Asfour T, Dillmann R (2010) Efficient Motion and Grasp Planning for Humanoid Robots. In: Harada K, Yoshida E, Yokoi K (eds) Motion Planning for Humanoid Robots. Springer, London, pp 129–160

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 (2016) 18 Sneaky Tactics To Figure Out What Other People Are Thinking Before They Say A Word. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/18-sneaky-tactics-to-figure-out-what-other-people-are-thinking-before-they-say-a-word/. 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 (1983) Federal Communications Commission Can Further Improve Its Licensing Activities. 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
Goggin S (2009) The European Capital of Culture: The politics of a becoming Europe. 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
Haikalis G (2015) Don’t Rehab La Guardia Airport. Close It. New York Times A25

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Peng 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Luo and Wible 2005; Peng 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Luo and Wible 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Qi et al. 2006)

About the journal

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

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