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
Hayflick L (2000) The future of ageing. Nature 408:267–269
A journal article with 2 authors
Romanowicz B, Giardini D (2001) Geophysics. The future of permanent seismic networks. Science 293:2000–2001
A journal article with 3 authors
Shen Y, Buick R, Canfield DE (2001) Isotopic evidence for microbial sulphate reduction in the early Archaean era. Nature 410:77–81
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Saikawa Y, Hashimoto K, Nakata M, et al (2004) Pigment chemistry: the red sweat of the hippopotamus. Nature 429:363

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jawlik AA (2016) Statistics from A to Z: Confusing Concepts Clarified. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Zilberman D, Otte J, Roland-Holst D, Pfeiffer D (eds) (2012) Health and Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries, 1st edn. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Best R, Fleischer T, Franke R, et al (2011) Material Selection and Detailed Design – Requirements and Responsibilities of an Accredited and Qualified Test Laboratory. In: Komorowski J (ed) ICAF 2011 Structural Integrity: Influence of Efficiency and Green Imperatives: Proceedings of the 26th Symposium of the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue, Montreal, Canada, 1-3 June 2011. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 61–71

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
O`Callaghan J (2015) Mars One Torn To Shreds In MIT Debate. 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 (1995) Air Traffic Control: Issues Presented by Proposal to Create a Government Corporation. 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
ELBoushi TC (2010) Evaluating ethics training and the outcome on leadership decision making: A phenomenological study. 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
Kenigsberg B (2017) Midsummer in Newtown. New York Times C9

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hayflick 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Hayflick 2000; Romanowicz and Giardini 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Romanowicz and Giardini 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Saikawa et al. 2004)

About the journal

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

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