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
Paul D. 2000. A double-edged sword. Nature, 405:515.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kagaya K. & Takahata M. 2011. Sequential synaptic excitation and inhibition shape readiness discharge for voluntary behavior. Science, 332:365–368.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ma L., Teruya-Feldstein J. & Weinberg R. A. 2007. Tumour invasion and metastasis initiated by microRNA-10b in breast cancer. Nature, 449:682–688.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Gao Y., Ferguson D. O., Xie W., Manis J. P., Sekiguchi J., Frank K. M., Chaudhuri J., Horner J., DePinho R. A. & Alt F. W. 2000. Interplay of p53 and DNA-repair protein XRCC4 in tumorigenesis, genomic stability and development. Nature, 404:897–900.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sutt J., Lill I. & Müürsepp O. 2013. The Engineer’s Manual of Construction Site Planning. Oxford, John Wiley & Sons.
An edited book
Proper H. A., Aveiro D. & Gaaloul K. eds. 2013. Advances in Enterprise Engineering VII: Third Enterprise Engineering Working Conference, EEWC 2013, Luxembourg, May 13-14, 2013. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bae K. & Ölveczky P. C. 2015. Hybrid Multirate PALS. In: Martí-Oliet N., Ölveczky P. C. & Talcott C. (eds.), Logic, Rewriting, and Concurrency: Essays Dedicated to José Meseguer on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham, Springer International Publishing. p. 114–134.

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 E. 2015. Robotic Octopus Arm Could Revolutionize Surgery. 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. 1977. Need for a Government-Wide Budget Classification Structure for Federal Research and Development Information, Appendix IV. 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
Truong T. 2012. Microfluidics-based system for high-throughput analysis of nitrite in harbor water. 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
Kelly D. 1993. CHILDREN’S BOOKS. New York Times, :723.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Paul 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Paul 2000; Kagaya and Takahata 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Kagaya and Takahata 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Gao et al. 2000)

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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