How to format your references using the Mycopathologia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mycopathologia. 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
1. Johnson A. IBI* series winner. Radiation and atomic literacy for nonscientists. Science. 2013;342:436–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Pophristic V, Goodman L. Hyperconjugation not steric repulsion leads to the staggered structure of ethane. Nature. 2001;411:565–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Haas J, Creamer W, Ruiz A. Dating the Late Archaic occupation of the Norte Chico region in Peru. Nature. 2004;432:1020–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Zhang Z, Xu N, Chen DTN, Yunker P, Alsayed AM, Aptowicz KB, et al. Thermal vestige of the zero-temperature jamming transition. Nature. 2009;459:230–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. d’Andria A, Gabarret I. Building 21st Century Entrepreneurship. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
1. Benavot A, Braslavsky C, Truong N, editors. School Knowledge in Comparative and Historical Perspective: Changing Curricula in Primary and Secondary Education. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Becchi P. German Legal Science: The Crisis of Natural Law Theory, the Historicisms, and “Conceptual Jurisprudence.” In: Pattaro E, Canale D, Grossi P, Hofmann H, Riley P, editors. A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence: Vol 9: A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Civil Law World, 1600-1900; Vol 10: The Philosophers’ Philosophy of Law from the Seventeenth Century to our Days. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009. p. 185–224.

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 Mycopathologia.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Fish Oil Supplements Could Prevent The Onset Of Psychotic Disorders. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.


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
1. Government Accountability Office. Summary of a Report: The National School Lunch Program, Is It Working? Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977 Jul. Report No.: PAD-77-7.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Watterson T. Changes in Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Social Support for Middle School Students Using the AFIT App as a Supplement to Instruction in a Physical Education Class [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 2012.

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
1. Gorman J. Naked Mole Rats Survive Without Oxygen. New York Times. 2017 Apr 20;D3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleMycopathologia
ISSN (print)0301-486X
ISSN (online)1573-0832
ScopeAgronomy and Crop Science
Plant Science
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Veterinary (miscalleneous)

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