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
Rind D (2002) The Sun’s role in climate variations. Science 296:673–677
A journal article with 2 authors
Nestler EJ, Landsman D (2001) Learning about addiction from the genome. Nature 409:834–835
A journal article with 3 authors
Yan W-B, Huang J-F, Fan H (2013) Tunable single-photon frequency conversion in a Sagnac interferometer. Sci Rep 3:3555
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Petruk S, Sedkov Y, Smith S, et al (2001) Trithorax and dCBP acting in a complex to maintain expression of a homeotic gene. Science 294:1331–1334

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wildi O (2010) Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Steyn DG, Rao ST (eds) (2010) Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XX. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Fournais S, Helffer B (2009) Constant Field Models in Dimension 2: Discs and Their Complements. In: Helffer B (ed) Spectral Methods in Surface Superconductivity. Birkhäuser, Boston, MA, pp 51–65

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 (2015) Despite Shell’s About-Face, Interest In Arctic Oil Grows. 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 (1999) Year 2000 Computing Crisis: The District of Columbia Remains Behind Schedule. 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
Currano LJ (2010) Latching microelectromechanical shock sensor systems: Design, modeling, and experiments. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Barron J (2017) In the Age of Reality TV, a Best-Selling Author Calls In Real-Life Heroes. New York Times A18

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rind 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Nestler and Landsman 2001; Rind 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Nestler and Landsman 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Petruk et al. 2001)

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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