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
Joughin I (2006) Climate change. Greenland rumbles louder as glaciers accelerate. Science 311:1719–1720
A journal article with 2 authors
England PC, Katz RF (2010) Melting above the anhydrous solidus controls the location of volcanic arcs. Nature 467:700–703
A journal article with 3 authors
Causier B, Kieffer M, Davies B (2002) Plant biology. MADS-box genes reach maturity. Science 296:275–276
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Frank KT, Petrie B, Choi JS, Leggett WC (2005) Trophic cascades in a formerly cod-dominated ecosystem. Science 308:1621–1623

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rosplock K (2017) The Complete Direct Investing Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Welfens PJJ, Knipping F, Chirathivat S, Ryan C (eds) (2006) Integration in Asia and Europe: Historical Dynamics, Political Issues, and Economic Perspectives. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Schneider JK (2008) Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensors. In: Ratha NK, Govindaraju V (eds) Advances in Biometrics: Sensors, Algorithms and Systems. Springer, London, pp 63–74

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
Luntz S (2014) Stem Cell Treatment Successfully Restores Sight. 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) Information Technology: Selected Agencies’ Use of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software for Human Resources Functions. 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
Rutherford BA (2017) Beneficial Tensile Mean Strain Effects on the Fatigue Behavior of Superelastic NiTi. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University

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
McKINLEY JC Jr, Southall A (2016) One Outlier as Homicides in City Decline Significantly. New York Times A19

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Joughin 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Joughin 2006; England and Katz 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (England and Katz 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Frank et al. 2005)

About the journal

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

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