How to format your references using the The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Swisher S. N. 2000. Space station research: details please. Science, 290:453e–4e.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen W. P. & Brudzinski M. R. 2001. Evidence for a large-scale remnant of subducted lithosphere beneath Fiji. Science, 292:2475–2479.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nicastro F., Mathur S. & Elvis M. 2008. Missing baryons and the warm-hot intergalactic medium. Science, 319:55–57.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Wooding S., Bufe B., Grassi C., Howard M. T., Stone A. C., Vazquez M., Dunn D. M., Meyerhof W., Weiss R. B. & Bamshad M. J. 2006. Independent evolution of bitter-taste sensitivity in humans and chimpanzees. Nature, 440:930–934.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Calloway J. 2007. Work Like You’re Showing Off! Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Henderson B. A. ed. 2016. Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery. 1st ed. 2016. Cham, Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Pawlak M. 2016. Investigating Language Learning Motivation from an Ideal Language-Self Perspective: The Case of English Majors in Poland. In: Gałajda D., Zakrajewski P. & Pawlak M. (eds.), Researching Second Language Learning and Teaching from a Psycholinguistic Perspective: Studies in Honour of Danuta Gabryś-Barker. Second Language Learning and Teaching. Cham, Springer International Publishing. p. 53–69.

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 The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology.

Blog post
Andrew D. 2016. First Dinosaur Brain Fossil Suggests They May Have Been Smarter Than We Thought. IFLScience [Internet]. Available from:


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. Federally Funded Math and Science Materials. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Ogawa N. 2012. A Man Walks into the World. Long Beach, CA, 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
Koblin J. 2017. For Revival, MTV Pivots To Its Past. New York Times, :B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Swisher 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Swisher 2000; Chen and Brudzinski 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Chen and Brudzinski 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Wooding et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleThe Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
AbbreviationJ. Eukaryot. Microbiol.
ISSN (print)1066-5234
ISSN (online)1550-7408

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