How to format your references using the Mycorrhiza citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mycorrhiza. 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
Zolla-Pazner S (2014) A critical question for HIV vaccine development: which antibodies to induce? Science 345:167–168
A journal article with 2 authors
Haga SB, Venter JC (2003) Genetics. FDA races in wrong direction. Science 301:466
A journal article with 3 authors
Bewley GP, Lathrop DP, Sreenivasan KR (2006) Superfluid helium: visualization of quantized vortices. Nature 441:588
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Yong S-M, Lim M-L, Low C-M, Wong B-S (2014) Reduced neuronal signaling in the ageing apolipoprotein-E4 targeted replacement female mice. Sci Rep 4:6580

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kindmann R, Kraus M (2012) Steel Structures. Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany
An edited book
Iosifidis P (2016) Public Spheres and Mediated Social Networks in the Western Context and Beyond. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London
A chapter in an edited book
Alarcón B, Lucas S, Meseguer J (2010) A Dependency Pair Framework for A ∨ C-Termination. In: Ölveczky PC (ed) Rewriting Logic and Its Applications: 8th International Workshop, WRLA 2010, Held as a Satellite Event of ETAPS 2010, Paphos, Cyprus, March 20-21, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 35–51

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 Mycorrhiza.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Invertebrates inject a bit of romance during sex – by stabbing each other. In: IFLScience.–-stabbing-each-other/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1972) Program To Increase Graduates From Health Professions Schools and Improve the Quality of Their Education. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Aslanyan AL (2014) Psycho-educational group for family members of adults with a mental health diagnosis: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Kelly C (2013) A Holiday Gift Guide To a Library of Books With Local Connections. New York Times A33B

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Zolla-Pazner 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Haga and Venter 2003; Zolla-Pazner 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Haga and Venter 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Yong et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleMycorrhiza
ISSN (print)0940-6360
ISSN (online)1432-1890
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Plant Science
Molecular Biology
General Medicine

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