How to format your references using the Mycoscience citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mycoscience. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Hemmer, P. (2013). Chemistry. Toward molecular-scale MRI. Science (New York, N.Y.), 339(6119), 529–530.
A journal article with 2 authors
Svetlizky, I., & Fineberg, J. (2014). Classical shear cracks drive the onset of dry frictional motion. Nature, 509(7499), 205–208.
A journal article with 3 authors
Naylor, R. L., Williams, S. L., & Strong, D. R. (2001). Ecology. Aquaculture--a gateway for exotic species. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5547), 1655–1656.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gohle, C., Udem, T., Herrmann, M., Rauschenberger, J., Holzwarth, R., Schuessler, H. A., Krausz, F., & Hänsch, T. W. (2005). A frequency comb in the extreme ultraviolet. Nature, 436(7048), 234–237.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Iosifescu, M., Limnios, N., & Oprişan, G. (2010). Introduction to Stochastic Models. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Zhang, J. (Ed.). (2008). PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts and Catalyst Layers: Fundamentals and Applications. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Fogel, E., Halperin, D., & Wein, R. (2012). Arrangement-Traits Classes. In D. Halperin & R. Wein (Eds.), CGAL Arrangements and Their Applications: A Step-by-Step Guide (pp. 83–128). Springer.

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 Mycoscience.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016, November 28). Scientists Have Coaxed Life Into Binding Silicon And Carbon For The First Time. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1993). Maritime Industry: Federal Assessments Levied on Commercial Vessels (RCED-93-65FS). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Navolio, L. M. (2004). The process of individuation as embodied in symbols, images, and alchemical motifs: A psychological study based on twelve paintings by Remedios Varo [Doctoral dissertation]. Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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
Vecsey, G. (2010, January 6). Rematch 45 Years In the Making. New York Times, B11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hemmer, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Hemmer, 2013; Svetlizky & Fineberg, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Svetlizky & Fineberg, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Naylor et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Gohle et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleMycoscience
ISSN (print)1340-3540

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