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. Pachauri RK. India pushes for common responsibility. Nature. 2009;461:1054.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Fries-Gaither J, Lightle K. SPORE series winner. Penguins and polar bears integrates science and literacy. Science. 2011;331:413–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Marston JO, Riker PW, Thoroddsen ST. Generation of ultra-sound during tape peeling. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4326.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Deàk JC, Pang Y, Sechler TD, Wang Z, Dlott DD. Vibrational energy transfer across a reverse micelle surfactant layer. Science. 2004;306:473–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Aronson DR. Evidence-Based Technical Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
An edited book
1. Grgic M, Delac K, Ghanbari M, editors. Recent Advances in Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Ma Z, Zhao Q, Zeng Y, Zhang H, Dai H-N. AT-MAC: A Novel Full Duplex MAC Design for Achieving Asymmetric Transmission. In: Kim KJ, Wattanapongsakorn N, Joukov N, editors. Mobile and Wireless Technologies 2016. Singapore: Springer; 2016. p. 41–9.

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. Pandoraviruses: the giants of the virus world. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2013.


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. Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996 Sep. Report No.: AA-96-13(4).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Lakin BK. Reading First program effects on students with disabilities [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 2009.

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. Kanter J, Ewing J. E.U. Says It May Sue 4 Countries for Letting VW Sell Polluting Vehicles. New York Times. 2016 Dec 8;B3.

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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