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
Ley T. J. 2005. Retrospective: Stanley Joel Korsmeyer (1950-2005). Science, 308:803–804.
A journal article with 2 authors
Miller V. & Savage M. 2001. Changes in seismic anisotropy after volcanic eruptions: evidence from Mount Ruapehu. Science, 293:2231–2233.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tsakmakidis K. L., Boardman A. D. & Hess O. 2007. “Trapped rainbow” storage of light in metamaterials. Nature, 450:397–401.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Sidor C. A., O’Keefe F. R., Damiani R., Steyer J. S., Smith R. M. H., Larsson H. C. E., Sereno P. C., Ide O. & Maga A. 2005. Permian tetrapods from the Sahara show climate-controlled endemism in Pangaea. Nature, 434:886–889.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith C. & Meeking D. 2013. How to Succeed at the Medical Interview. Chichester, UK, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Pleyer U. 2009. Uveitis and Immunological Disorders. (Forrester J. V. (ed.)). Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Guzman M. I. 2011. Abiotic Photosynthesis: From Prebiotic Chemistry to Metabolism. In: Egel R., Lankenau D.-H. & Mulkidjanian A. Y. (eds.), Origins of Life: The Primal Self-Organization. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer. p. 85–105.

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
Hale T. 2016. Extremely Rare Sumatran Rhino Gives Birth At Indonesian Sanctuary. 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. 1986. Telephone Communications: Bypass of the Local Telephone Companies. 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
Washburn S. J. 2006. The Epiphytic Macrolichens of the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, Metropolitan Area. Cincinnati, OH, University of Cincinnati.

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
Herrman J. 2016. Stage Craft. New York Times, :MM15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ley 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Miller and Savage 2001; Ley 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Miller and Savage 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Sidor et al. 2005)

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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