How to format your references using the World Mycotoxin Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for World Mycotoxin Journal. 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
Coontz, R., 2012. Mysteries of astronomy. Science (New York, N.Y.) 336: 1090.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, H. and Glorius, F., 2012. Chemistry. Lending handedness to the cyclopentadienyl ligand. Science (New York, N.Y.) 338: 479–480.
A journal article with 3 authors
Green, S.A., Simoes-Costa, M. and Bronner, M.E., 2015. Evolution of vertebrates as viewed from the crest. Nature 520: 474–482.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gao, F., Zhang, Y., Wang, S., Liu, Y., Zheng, L., Yang, J., Huang, W., Ye, Y., Luo, W. and Xiao, D., 2014. Hes1 is involved in the self-renewal and tumourigenicity of stem-like cancer cells in colon cancer. Scientific reports 4: 3963.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davey, K.J., 2014. Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Coff, C., Barling, D., Korthals, M. and Nielsen, T. (eds.), 2008. Ethical Traceability and Communicating Food. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, XXVI, 318 p pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Sinha, R. and Tandon, S.K., 2014. Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra Plains: The Alluvial Landscape. In: Kale, V.S. (ed.) Landscapes and Landforms of India. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, , pp. 53–63.

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 World Mycotoxin Journal.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J., 2017. This Battery That Lasts 10 Years Could Revolutionize The Future Of Renewable Energy. IFLScience. IFLScience Available at: Accessed October 30, 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, 1988. Comments on Panama Canal Revolving Fund Act. 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
Morales, G.A., 2015. Effects of communication and control latency on air traffic controller acceptance of unmanned aircraft operations. 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
Creswell, J. and Story, L., 2011. On All Levels of the Economy, Concern About the Impasse: Losing Top Rating Could Cost Growth And Job Creation. New York Times July 27, 2011.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Coontz, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Coontz, 2012; Wang and Glorius, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Glorius, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Gao et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleWorld Mycotoxin Journal
AbbreviationWorld Mycotoxin J.
ISSN (print)1875-0710
ISSN (online)1875-0796
ScopeFood Science
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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