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. Shaw R. Journal club. A cancer researcher ponders a fundamental connection between nutrients and gene expression. Nature. 2009;462:829.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Giovannoni SJ, Vergin KL. Seasonality in ocean microbial communities. Science. 2012;335:671–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Richard D, Clanet C, Quéré D. Contact time of a bouncing drop. Nature. 2002;417:811.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Grillmair CJ, Burrows A, Charbonneau D, Armus L, Stauffer J, Meadows V, et al. Strong water absorption in the dayside emission spectrum of the planet HD 189733b. Nature. 2008;456:767–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Kwartler T. Text Mining in Practice with R. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
1. Lai IC-H. Design and Modeling of Millimeter-Wave CMOS Circuits for Wireless Transceivers: Era of Sub-100nm Technology. Fujishima M, editor. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Sarkiss M. Anesthesia for Interventional Bronchoscopic Procedures. In: Díaz-Jimenez JP, Rodriguez AN, editors. Interventions in Pulmonary Medicine. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 55–69.

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. Luntz S. Herbal Supplements Don’t Contain What They Claim [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [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
1. Government Accountability Office. Computer-Based Patient Records: Sound Planning and Project Management Are Needed to Achieve a Two-Way Exchange of VA and DOD Health Data. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004 Mar. Report No.: GAO-04-402T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Haile MD. A mental health community outreach and education program for Eritrean immigrants: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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. Koblin J. Cable News Networks Report a Banner Year in 2016. New York Times. 2016 Dec 28;B2.

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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