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
Zars T. 2012. Physiology. She said no, pass me a beer. Science, 335: 1309–1310.
A journal article with 2 authors
Finney LA, O’Halloran TV. 2003. Transition metal speciation in the cell: insights from the chemistry of metal ion receptors. Science, 300: 931–936.
A journal article with 3 authors
Colombo MG, Franzoni C, Rossi-Lamastra C. 2015. ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Cash from the crowd. Science, 348: 1201–1202.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Barford CC et al. 2001. Factors controlling long- and short-term sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in a mid-latitude forest. Science, 294: 1688–1691.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Urick VJ Jr, Mckinney JD, Williams KJ. 2015. FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROWAVE PHOTONICS. John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Groah J, Temple B, Smoller J. (eds). 2007. Shock Wave Interactions in General Relativity: A Locally Inertial Glimm Scheme for Spherically Symmetric Spacetimes. Springer: New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Barreira L, Valls C. 2012. Ordinary Differential Equations. In Complex Analysis and Differential Equations, Valls C. (ed). Springer: London; 223–279.

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
Andrew E. 2015. Corporate Climate Scientists: Advocates For Science Or Protectors Of Status Quo? 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. 2002. Air Traffic Control: FAA Needs to Better Prepare for Impending Wave of Controller Attrition. 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
McFarland-Mancini M. 2006. Prolactin Production by Human Breast Adipose Tissue and Adipocytes. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, OH.

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
Herszenhorn DM, Barry E. 2011. Russian Voters Send a Message To Putin’s Party. New York Times, December 4.

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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