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
May, R., 2001. Risk and uncertainty. Nature 411: 891.
A journal article with 2 authors
Murray, J. and Segall, P., 2002. Testing time-predictable earthquake recurrence by direct measurement of strain accumulation and release. Nature 419: 287–291.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pendry, J.B., Martín-Moreno, L. and Garcia-Vidal, F.J., 2004. Mimicking surface plasmons with structured surfaces. Science (New York, N.Y.) 305: 847–848.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Herbig, U., Ferreira, M., Condel, L., Carey, D. and Sedivy, J.M., 2006. Cellular senescence in aging primates. Science (New York, N.Y.) 311: 1257.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
CCPS, 2006. Safe Design and Operation of Process Vents and Emission Control Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Singh, H., 2016. Plasma-based Radar Cross Section Reduction. Springer, Singapore, XXII, 52 p. 19 illus pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Hanson, R.K., Spearrin, R.M. and Goldenstein, C.S., 2016. Polyatomic Molecular Spectra. In: Spearrin, R.M. and Goldenstein, C.S. (eds.) Spectroscopy and Optical Diagnostics for Gases. Springer International Publishing, Cham, , pp. 59–78.

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
Andrew, E., 2014. The Organisms That Make Us Who We Are. 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, 1999. Education and Care: Early Childhood Programs and Services for Low-Income Families. 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
Banuelos, J., 2010. Deficit irrigation of bermudagrass and seashore paspalum for golf course turf. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona.

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
(nyt), S.K., 2005. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Blast In Dagestan Kills 3. New York Times February 17, 2005.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (May, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (May, 2001; Murray and Segall, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Murray and Segall, 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Herbig et al., 2006)

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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