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
Malissen, B., 2003. Immunology. Switching off TCR signaling. Science (New York, N.Y.) 302: 1162–1163.
A journal article with 2 authors
Miyake, T. and Kalluri, R., 2014. Cardiac biology: Cell plasticity helps hearts to repair. Nature 514: 575–576.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pham, T.C.T., Kim, H.S. and Yoon, K.B., 2011. Growth of uniformly oriented silica MFI and BEA zeolite films on substrates. Science (New York, N.Y.) 334: 1533–1538.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Tomasino, A., Parisi, A., Stivala, S., Livreri, P., Cino, A.C., Busacca, A.C., Peccianti, M. and Morandotti, R., 2013. Wideband THz time domain spectroscopy based on optical rectification and electro-optic sampling. Scientific reports 3: 3116.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ellis, R., 2012. Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Cohen, H. and O’Brien, P. (eds.), 2012. Disorders of Thrombosis and Hemostasis in Pregnancy: A Guide to Management. Springer, London, VIII, 252 p. 23 illus., 11 illus. in color pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Chopra, N. and Spong, M.W., 2008. Output Synchronization of Nonlinear Systems with Relative Degree One. In: Blondel, V.D., Boyd, S.P. and Kimura, H. (eds.) Recent Advances in Learning and Control. Springer, London, , pp. 51–64.

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
Luntz, S., 2014. Neanderthals Survived Early Contact With Humans. 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, 1997. Aviation Security: Commercially Available Advanced Explosives Detection Devices. 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
Morton, W.G., 2015. Isolating mycorrhizal fungi from Spiranthes vernalis for subsequent in vitro seed germination. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois 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
Hubbard, B. and Fisher, I., 2017. President Puts Saudis at Core Of Peace Effort. New York Times May 23, 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Malissen, 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Malissen, 2003; Miyake and Kalluri, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Miyake and Kalluri, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Tomasino et al., 2013)

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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