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
Gibson JM. 2009. Materials science. Viewing the seeds of crystallization. Science. 326:942–943.
A journal article with 2 authors
Camerer CF, Fehr E. 2006. When does “economic man” dominate social behavior? Science. 311:47–52.
A journal article with 3 authors
Murray B, Huntress WT Jr, Friedman LD. 2001. Mars outposts: a planetary society approach to exploration. Nature. 412:254–255.
A journal article with 12 or more authors
Treydte KS, Schleser GH, Helle G, Frank DC, Winiger M, Haug GH, Esper J. 2006. The twentieth century was the wettest period in northern Pakistan over the past millennium. Nature. 440:1179–1182.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rodman GB. 2014. Why Cultural Studies? Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Pokorski M, editor. 2013. Respiratory Regulation - Clinical Advances. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Greeff M. 2013. Disclosure and Stigma: A Cultural Perspective. In: Liamputtong P, editor. Stigma, Discrimination and Living with HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; p. 71–95.

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
Evans K. 2016. 7 Weird Dog Behaviors And What They Mean. IFLScience [Internet]. [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. 1973. Request for Reformation of Contract. 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
Hayes ET. 2012. Musical improvisation and the creative process [Doctoral dissertation]. College Park, MD: University of Maryland, College Park.

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
Crow K. 2002. Maître D’ Says “Buona Sera,” but Back Home, It’s “Buenos Días.” New York Times.:145.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gibson 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Camerer & Fehr 2006; Gibson 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Camerer & Fehr 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Treydte et al. 2006)

About the journal

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

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