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
Boetius A (2005) Ocean science. Lost City life. Science 307:1420–1422
A journal article with 2 authors
Corma A, Serna P (2006) Chemoselective hydrogenation of nitro compounds with supported gold catalysts. Science 313:332–334
A journal article with 3 authors
Sadqi M, Fushman D, Muñoz V (2006) Atom-by-atom analysis of global downhill protein folding. Nature 442:317–321
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Smit RHM, Noat Y, Untiedt C, et al (2002) Measurement of the conductance of a hydrogen molecule. Nature 419:906–909

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ushakov I (2012) Probabilistic Reliability Models. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Lobo FG, Lima CF, Michalewicz Z (eds) (2007) Parameter Setting in Evolutionary Algorithms. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Angelov S, Kunal K, McGregor A (2008) Sorting and Selection with Random Costs. In: Laber ES, Bornstein C, Nogueira LT, Faria L (eds) LATIN 2008: Theoretical Informatics: 8th Latin American Symposium, Búzios, Brazil, April 7-11, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 48–59

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
Carpineti A (2016) Bisexual Bird Commune Discovered In Central America. 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 (2000) Charter Schools: Limited Access to Facility Financing. 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
Knudsen E (2014) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder empowerment program: A grant project. 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
Kelly C (2006) Shore Enclave Feels The Breezes of Change. New York Times F6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Boetius 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Boetius 2005; Corma and Serna 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Corma and Serna 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Smit et al. 2002)

About the journal

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

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