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
Basu P (2005) Vaccines on trial. Nature 436:484
A journal article with 2 authors
Seo M, Hillmyer MA (2012) Reticulated nanoporous polymers by controlled polymerization-induced microphase separation. Science 336:1422–1425
A journal article with 3 authors
Lan R, Irvine JTS, Tao S (2013) Synthesis of ammonia directly from air and water at ambient temperature and pressure. Sci Rep 3:1145
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kondo M, Scherer DC, Miyamoto T, et al (2000) Cell-fate conversion of lymphoid-committed progenitors by instructive actions of cytokines. Nature 407:383–386

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Windom CA Sr, Gaidhani H, Fontana A (2010) Virtualizing. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA
An edited book
Szajdak LW (ed) (2016) Bioactive Compounds in Agricultural Soils. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Sharp AJ, Eichler EE (2006) Segmental Duplications. In: Lupski JR, Stankiewicz P (eds) Genomic Disorders: The Genomic Basis of Disease. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp 73–88

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) Jupiter’s Core May Be Shrinking Faster Than Previously Believed. 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 (1995) Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96. 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
Bonilla E (2017) Parental Employment Status and Child Feeding Practices Among African American and Latina Adolescent Girls. 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
Greenhouse L (2007) Justices May Rule on Right To ‘Keep and Bear Arms.’ New York Times A2

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Basu 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Basu 2005; Seo and Hillmyer 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Seo and Hillmyer 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Kondo et al. 2000)

About the journal

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

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