How to format your references using the Mycology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mycology. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Eisenstein M. 2006. Microarrays: quality control. Nature. 442(7106):1067–1070.
A journal article with 2 authors
Züllig S, Hengartner MO. 2004. Cell biology. Tickling macrophages, a serious business. Science. 304(5674):1123–1124.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sherwood SC, Bony S, Dufresne J-L. 2014. Spread in model climate sensitivity traced to atmospheric convective mixing. Nature. 505(7481):37–42.
A journal article with 12 or more authors
Choi SH, Ko YN, Lee J-K, Kang YC. 2014. Rapid continuous synthesis of spherical reduced graphene ball-nickel oxide composite for lithium ion batteries. Sci Rep. 4:5786.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rubin AB. 2014. Fundamentals of Biophysics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Renz M, Shahabi C, Zhou X, Cheema MA, editors. 2015. Database Systems for Advanced Applications: 20th International Conference, DASFAA 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 20-23, 2015, Proceedings, Part II. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Levitt JO. 2015. Injections. In: Levitt JO, Sobanko JF, editors. Safety in Office-Based Dermatologic Surgery. Cham: Springer International Publishing; p. 15–30.

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 Mycology.

Blog post
Hale T. 2015. This Great Infographic Breaks Down The Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution. IFLScience [Internet]. [accessed 2018 Oct 30].


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. 1997. Strategic Mobility: Late Deliveries of Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Israel JM. 2013. Student Extracurricular Participation, Student Achievement, and School Perception: an Elementary School Perspective [Doctoral dissertation]. St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood 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
Oestreich JR. 2017. Forget the Arias. Check Out That 3-D. New York Times.:C6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Eisenstein 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Züllig and Hengartner 2004; Eisenstein 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Züllig and Hengartner 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Choi et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleMycology
ISSN (print)2150-1203
ISSN (online)2150-1211
ScopePlant Science
Infectious Diseases

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