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
Kolter, R. (2007). Microbiology. Deadly priming. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5850), 578–579.
A journal article with 2 authors
Steinhardt, P. J., & Turok, N. (2002). A cyclic model of the universe. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5572), 1436–1439.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sidhu, A. B. S., Verdier-Pinard, D., & Fidock, D. A. (2002). Chloroquine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites conferred by pfcrt mutations. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5591), 210–213.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zhang, J., Xu, F., Hashimshony, T., Keshet, I., & Cedar, H. (2002). Establishment of transcriptional competence in early and late S phase. Nature, 420(6912), 198–202.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lütolf-Carroll, C., Antti Pirnes, & Withers LLP. (2009). From Innovation to Cash Flows. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Etalle, S., & Truszczyński, M. (Eds.). (2006). Logic Programming: 22nd International Conference, ICLP 2006, Seattle, WA, USA, August 17-20, 2006. Proceedings (Vol. 4079). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Hall, O. P., & Mooney, J. G. (2010). Hybrid Learning Systems: Meeting the Challenges of Graduate Management Education. In P. Tsang, S. K. S. Cheung, V. S. K. Lee, & R. Huang (Eds.), Hybrid Learning: Third International Conference, ICHL 2010, Beijing, China, August 16-18, 2010. Proceedings (pp. 35–48). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Hale, T. (2016, July 5). Mother Rat Kicks A Snake’s Ass For Stealing Its Baby. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1975). Implementation of the Older Americans Comprehensive Services Amendments of 1973 (No. MWD-75-97). Washington, DC: 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
Thompson, M. C. (2008). Autonomy in occupational health nursing: An application of Abbott’s Theory of Professions (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

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
Cooper, M. (2017, October 24). More Slamming Door! More Slamming Door! New York Times, p. C4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kolter, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Kolter, 2007; Steinhardt & Turok, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Steinhardt & Turok, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Sidhu, Verdier-Pinard, & Fidock, 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Zhang, Xu, Hashimshony, Keshet, & Cedar, 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleMycoscience
ISSN (print)1340-3540

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