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
Maxmen A. 2015. Three technologies that changed genetics. Nature, 528: S2-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Smith MR, Caron J-B. 2010. Primitive soft-bodied cephalopods from the Cambrian. Nature, 465: 469–472.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhou Q, Su X, Ning K. 2014. Assessment of quality control approaches for metagenomic data analysis. Sci. Rep., 4: 6957.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Araki K, Turner AP, Shaffer VO, Gangappa S, Keller SA, Bachmann MF, Larsen CP, Ahmed R. 2009. mTOR regulates memory CD8 T-cell differentiation. Nature, 460: 108–112.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Du D-Z, Ko K-I. 2014. Theory of Computational Complexity. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Toth FL. (ed). 2012. Energy for Development: Resources, Technologies, Environment. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Abufadel A, Yezzi T, Schafer RW. 2008. 4D Segmentation of Cardiac Data Using Active Surfaces with Spatiotemporal Shape Priors. In Applied Pattern Recognition, Bunke H, Kandel A, Last M. (eds). Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg; 77–100.

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. Is Depression a Mental or Physical Illness? Unravelling the Inflammation Hypothesis. 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. 2005. Commercial Aviation: Initial Small Community Air Service Development Projects Have Achieved Mixed Results. 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
Sheldon A. 2010. The impact of power restoration and narcissism on aggression. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach, 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
Feeney K. 2011. No Frills, Just Sweet Treats. New York Times, February 6.

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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