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
Baillie JK (2014) Translational genomics. Targeting the host immune response to fight infection. Science 344:807–808
A journal article with 2 authors
Apesteguía S, Zaher H (2006) A Cretaceous terrestrial snake with robust hindlimbs and a sacrum. Nature 440:1037–1040
A journal article with 3 authors
Nemecek JC, Wüthrich M, Klein BS (2006) Global control of dimorphism and virulence in fungi. Science 312:583–588
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Dollar GL, Weber U, Mlodzik M, Sokol SY (2005) Regulation of Lethal giant larvae by Dishevelled. Nature 437:1376–1380

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lehto J, Hou X (2010) Chemistry and Analysis of Radionuclides. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Fook CY, Sidhu GK, Narasuman S, et al (eds) (2016) 7th International Conference on University Learning and Teaching (InCULT 2014) Proceedings: Educate to Innovate, 1st ed. 2016. Springer, Singapore
A chapter in an edited book
Delfin-Vidal R, Romero-Meléndez G (2016) The Fractal Nature of Bitcoin: Evidence from Wavelet Power Spectra. In: Pinto AA, Accinelli Gamba E, Yannacopoulos AN, Hervés-Beloso C (eds) Trends in Mathematical Economics: Dialogues Between Southern Europe and Latin America. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 73–98

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) Four Fennec Foxes Born At The Living Desert Zoo. In: IFLScience. 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 (1992) Depository Institutions: Contracting Practices With Data Processing Servicers. 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
Soltani A (2015) Parenting and disciplinary practices of Iranian mothers: A quantitative study. 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
Billard M (2010) Scouting Report. New York Times E5

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Baillie 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Apesteguía and Zaher 2006; Baillie 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Apesteguía and Zaher 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Dollar et al. 2005)

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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