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
Adam D. 2001. UK changes policy on life insurance. Nature. 414(6859):6.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kurtz J, Franz K. 2003. Innate defence: evidence for memory in invertebrate immunity. Nature. 425(6953):37–38.
A journal article with 3 authors
Taylor AH, Allen JI, Clark PA. 2002. Extraction of a weak climatic signal by an ecosystem. Nature. 416(6881):629–632.
A journal article with 12 or more authors
Egli D, Rosains J, Birkhoff G, Eggan K. 2007. Developmental reprogramming after chromosome transfer into mitotic mouse zygotes. Nature. 447(7145):679–685.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lloret J, Shulman G, Love RM. 2013. Condition and Health Indicators of Exploited Marine Fishes. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.
An edited book
Iwamura M, Shafait F, editors. 2012. Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition: 4th International Workshop, CBDAR 2011, Beijing, China, September 22, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Laouafi A, Mordjaoui M, Dib D. 2015. One-Hour Ahead Electric Load Forecasting Using Neuro-fuzzy System in a Parallel Approach. In: Azar AT, Vaidyanathan S, editors. Computational Intelligence Applications in Modeling and Control. Cham: Springer International Publishing; p. 95–121.

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
Fang J. 2015. Scientists Explain Why We Can’t Resist Puppy Dog Eyes. 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. 2002. Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes. 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
Shakya M. 2017. Planter Boxes and Rain Gardens for Urban Stormwater Management: Performance of Extended Field Application [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
Dwyer KP. 2005. Taking Action Against Discrimination. New York Times.:103.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Adam 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Adam 2001; Kurtz and Franz 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Kurtz and Franz 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Egli et al. 2007)

About the journal

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

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