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
Robinson K. 2006. Personal finance. Making the most of a good thing. Science, 313: 1456–1457.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ekström G, Stark CP. 2013. Simple scaling of catastrophic landslide dynamics. Science, 339: 1416–1419.
A journal article with 3 authors
Oliveira RF, Carneiro LA, Canário AVM. 2005. Behavioural endocrinology: no hormonal response in tied fights. Nature, 437: 207–208.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Elyada E et al. 2011. CKIα ablation highlights a critical role for p53 in invasiveness control. Nature, 470: 409–413.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pasternak H, Hoch H-U, Füg D. 2010. Stahltragwerke im Industriebau. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Palo M. 2012. Private or Socialistic Forestry?: Forest Transition in Finland vs. Deforestation in the Tropics. Lehto E. (ed). Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Carating RB, Galanta RG, Bacatio CD. 2014. Soils and the Philippine Economy. In The Soils of the Philippines, Galanta RG, Bacatio CD. (eds). Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht; 187–271.

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
Taub B. 2016. New Stem Cell Treatment Leaves Scientists “Stunned” As Wheelchair-Bound Stroke Patient Walks Again. 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. 1987. Representational Funds: State Department Expenditures at Selected Posts. 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
Stewart AR. 2009. Entrepreneurial perception: A survey of graduates of a global management MBA program. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University: Minneapolis, MN.

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
Vecsey G. 2010. Home Runs And Demons For Hamilton And Mantle. New York Times, October 25.

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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