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
Kroto HW (2010) Working at the coal face. Nature 467:S13
A journal article with 2 authors
Tans SJ, Dekker C (2000) Potential modulations along carbon nanotubes. Nature 404:834–835
A journal article with 3 authors
Matzke M, Matzke AJ, Kooter JM (2001) RNA: guiding gene silencing. Science 293:1080–1083
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zhao D, Katsouras I, Li M, et al (2014) Polarization fatigue of organic ferroelectric capacitors. Sci Rep 4:5075

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Khan MM, Islam MR (2016) Zero Waste Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Carriço L, Baloian N, Fonseca B (eds) (2009) Groupware: Design, Implementation, and Use: 15th International Workshop, CRIWG 2009, Peso da Régua, Douro, Portugal, September 13-17, 2009. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Trancón y Widemann B, Lepper M (2016) Laminar Data Flow: On the Role of Slicing in Functional Data-Flow Programming. In: Serrano M, Hage J (eds) Trends in Functional Programming: 16th International Symposium, TFP 2015, Sophia Antipolis, France, June 3-5, 2015. Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 85–103

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
Carpineti A (2017) Two Scientists Contemplate If Aliens Are Behind Fast Radio Bursts. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/two-scientists-contemplate-if-aliens-are-behind-fast-radio-bursts/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (2004) Pipeline Safety: Preliminary Information on the Office of Pipeline Safety’s Efforts to Strengthen Its Enforcement Activities. 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
Norman CL (2015) Perceptions of non-traditional programs within Missouri school districts. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University

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
MacFARQUHAR N (2016) Parties Backing Putin Make a Strong Showing in Elections. New York Times A4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kroto 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Tans and Dekker 2000; Kroto 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Tans and Dekker 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhao et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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