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
Rice SA (2000) Optical control of reactions. Nature 403:496–497
A journal article with 2 authors
Zens MS, Webb CO (2002) Ecology. Sizing up the shape of life. Science 295:1475–1476
A journal article with 3 authors
Huntington JA, Read RJ, Carrell RW (2000) Structure of a serpin-protease complex shows inhibition by deformation. Nature 407:923–926
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Albrecht M, Lutz M, Spek AL, van Koten G (2000) Organoplatinum crystals for gas-triggered switches. Nature 406:970–974

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kazovsky LG, Cheng N, Shaw W-T, et al (2011) Broadband Optical Access Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Kupiszewski M (ed) (2013) International Migration and the Future of Populations and Labour in Europe. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Layton WJ, Rebholz LG (2012) Time Relaxation Truncates Scales. In: Rebholz L (ed) Approximate Deconvolution Models of Turbulence: Analysis, Phenomenology and Numerical Analysis. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 99–120

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 D (2016) Memory And Sense Of Self May Play More Of A Role In Autism Than We Thought. 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 (1980) Support Service Contracting at Johnson Space Center Needs Strengthening. 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
Mace JY (2014) Rupturing the “reality” of reality TV: Contemporary video artists examining the discursive effects of the reality TV phenomenon. 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
Branch J (2017) Royal Robbins, Trailblazer and Conscience of Rock Climbers, Dies at 82. New York Times B14

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rice 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Rice 2000; Zens and Webb 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Zens and Webb 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Albrecht et al. 2000)

About the journal

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

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