How to format your references using the Yeast citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Yeast. 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
Klein J. 2009. Chemistry. Repair or replacement--a joint perspective. Science, 323: 47–48.
A journal article with 2 authors
y Arcas BA, Fairhall A. 2001. Archaeology of type. Nature, 411: 997.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang X-L, Liu L-F, Liu W-M. 2013. Quantum anomalous Hall effect and tunable topological states in 3d transition metals doped silicene. Sci. Rep., 3: 2908.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Liu D, Lei W, Qin S, Chen Y. 2014. Template-free synthesis of functional 3D BN architecture for removal of dyes from water. Sci. Rep., 4: 4453.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Russell DL, Arlow PC. 2015. Industrial Security. John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Rynne BP. 2008. Linear Functional Analysis. Youngson MA. (ed). Springer: London.
A chapter in an edited book
Imada A. 2014. Can Artiticial Neural Networks Evolve to be Intelligent Like Human? In Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence: 8th International Conference, ICNNAI 2014, Brest, Belarus, June 3-6, 2014. Proceedings, Golovko V, Imada A. (eds). Springer International Publishing: Cham; 22–33.

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 Yeast.

Blog post
Andrews R. 2016. The US Set To Miss Its 2025 Carbon-Cutting Goals – But Only Just. IFLScience. (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. 1990. Tax System Modernization: IRS’ Efforts to Improve Taxpayer Correspondence. 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
Nelson PT. 2008. Sound as a gateway to a personal relationship with nature. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute: Carpinteria, CA.

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
Yeh J. 2016. Little Moments. New York Times, December 1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleYeast
ISSN (print)0749-503X
ISSN (online)1097-0061
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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