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
Butler D. 2000. France plans marine research port at Brest. Nature. 405(6786):498.
A journal article with 2 authors
Elsner C, Abel B. 2014. Ultrafast high-resolution mass spectrometric finger pore imaging in latent finger prints. Sci Rep. 4:6905.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li J, Han D, Zhao Y-P. 2014. Kinetic behaviour of the cells touching substrate: the interfacial stiffness guides cell spreading. Sci Rep. 4:3910.
A journal article with 12 or more authors
Hershkovitz I, Duval M, Grün R, Mercier N, Valladas H, Ayalon A, Bar-Matthews M, Weber GW, Quam R, Zaidner Y, Weinstein-Evron M. 2018. Response to Comment on “The earliest modern humans outside Africa.” Science. 362(6413).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Arthur D. Little, Inc. 2010. Making EHS an Integral Part of Process Design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Faulin J, Juan AA, Martorell S, Ramírez-Márquez J-E, editors. 2010. Simulation Methods for Reliability and Availability of Complex Systems. London: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Wu J, Pan G, Zhang D, Qi G, Li S. 2009. Gesture Recognition with a 3-D Accelerometer. In: Zhang D, Portmann M, Tan A-H, Indulska J, editors. Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing: 6th International Conference, UIC 2009, Brisbane, Australia, July 7-9, 2009 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; p. 25–38.

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
Andrew E. 2015. Google Releases Stunning Underwater Street View For World Oceans Day. 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. 2001. Business Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS’ March 2001 Expenditure Plan. 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
Regmi K. 2015. Computer Vision and Image Processing Toolbox for MATLAB [Doctoral dissertation]. Edwardsville, IL: 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
Palmer E, Otis J. 2017. Seizing a Second Chance to Graduate From High School. New York Times.:A19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Butler 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Butler 2000; Elsner and Abel 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Elsner and Abel 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Hershkovitz et al. 2018)

About the journal

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

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