How to format your references using the Mycotoxin Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mycotoxin Research. 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
Harmer MP (2011) Materials science. The phase behavior of interfaces. Science 332:182–183
A journal article with 2 authors
Gagliardi L, Roos BO (2005) Quantum chemical calculations show that the uranium molecule U2 has a quintuple bond. Nature 433:848–851
A journal article with 3 authors
Pettifer RF, Collins SP, Laundy D (2008) Quadrupole transitions revealed by Borrmann spectroscopy. Nature 454:196–199
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Baba D, Maita N, Jee J-G, et al (2005) Crystal structure of thymine DNA glycosylase conjugated to SUMO-1. Nature 435:979–982

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tissue BM (2013) Basics of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Equilibria. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Vadász P (ed) (2008) Emerging Topics in Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media: From Bioengineering and Microelectronics to Nanotechnology. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Zhang L, Neuhäußer MR (2010) Model Checking Interactive Markov Chains. In: Esparza J, Majumdar R (eds) Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems: 16th International Conference, TACAS 2010, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2010, Paphos, Cyprus, March 20-28, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 53–68

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 Mycotoxin Research.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Why Did SpaceX’s Rocket Explode In The Atmosphere? 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 (2011) NASA Needs to Better Assess Contract Termination Liability Risks and Ensure Consistency in Its Practices. 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
Miramontes AJ (2017) Examining eye fixation patterns during the Situation Present Assessment Method (SPAM) under varying levels of workload. 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
Crow K (2000) Where “You Have a Hole in One” Doesn’t Mean You Have a Cavity. New York Times 145

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Harmer 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Gagliardi and Roos 2005; Harmer 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Gagliardi and Roos 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Baba et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleMycotoxin Research
AbbreviationMycotoxin Res.
ISSN (print)0178-7888
ISSN (online)1867-1632

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