Instructions to authors
Studies in Mycology
Studies in Mycology is an international journal which publishes systematic
monographs of filamentous fungi and yeasts, and at occasions the proceedings of
special meetings related to all fields of mycology, biotechnology, ecology,
molecular biology, pathology and systematics. The journal is an open-access
journal that is freely available on the Internet. Authors who intend to submit
monographs should contact the executive editor in advance. There are no
restrictions of length, though it is generally expected that manuscripts should
be at least 50 A4 pages in print. Page charges for colour illustrations should
be negotiated with the Executive Editor.
Prof. dr Robert A. Samson, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Fungal Biodiversity
Centre, P. O. Box 85167, 3508 AD Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail: samson
- Prof. dr Uwe Braun, Martin-Luther-Universität, Institut für Geobotanik und Botanischer
Garten, Herbarium, Neuwerk 21, D-06099 Halle, Germany. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof. dr Pedro W. Crous, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Fungal Biodiversity
Centre, P. O. Box 85167, 3508 AD Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail: email@example.com
- Prof. dr Walter Gams, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Fungal Biodiversity
Centre, P. O. Box 85167, 3508 AD Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof. dr David M. Geiser, Department of Plant Pathology, 121 Buckhout Laboratory,
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA 16802. E-mail: email@example.com
- Dr Lorelei L. Norvell, Pacific Northwest Mycology Service, 6720 NW Skyline Blvd,
Portland, OR, United States 97229-1309. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr Amy Y. Rossman, Rm 304, Bldg 011A, Systematic Botany & Mycology Laboratory,
Beltsville, MD, USA 20705. E-mail: email@example.com
- Dr Keith A. Seifert, Biodiversity (Mycology and Botany) Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada. KW Neatby Bldg, 960 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A OC6. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof. dr Jeffrey K. Stone, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, Cordley 2082,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA 97331-2902. E-mail: email@example.com
- Dr Richard C. Summerbell, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Fungal Biodiversity
Centre, P. O. Box 85167, 3508 AD Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof. dr Alan J. L. Philips, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova
de Lisboa, Quinta de Torre, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal. E-mail: email@example.com
Manuscripts and enquiries should be directed to the executive editor.
The Studies in Mycology is an international journal which publishes systematic monographs
of filamentous fungi and yeasts, and in rare occasions the proceedings of special
meetings related to all fields of mycology, biotechnology, ecology, molecular biology,
pathology and systematics. Authors, who intend to submit monographs, or wish to
include colour plates, should contact the executive editor in advance. There are
no length restrictions, though it is generally expected that manuscripts should
be in the excess of 50 A4 pages in print. Page charges for extensive manuscripts
and colour illustrations should be negotiated with the Executive Editor.Manuscripts
and enquiries should be directed to the executive editor. (For a more detailed instructions
for lay-out download PDF instructions)
It is requested that authors deposit the principal cultures discussed in their
paper at CBS.
To submit a manuscript to Studies in Mycology please supply:
- THREE copies of the typescript, A4 size, which must be 1.5 line spacing throughout,
leaving 2.5 cm margins on all sides;
- A disk, with the manuscript processed in electronic format with a PC word processor,
ideally in Microsoft Word; in the first submission incorporating all figures, but
for printing separate files for text, tables, illustrations, and legends (see below
- A covering letter which clearly states the name and address of the person with whom
the Executive Editor should correspond, and which confirms that: (a) all named authors
have agreed to publication of the work; and (b) the manuscript does not infringe
any personal or other copyright or property rights.
- If the manuscript makes reference to papers which are 'in press', copies should
be included for the benefit of the referees.
- The content should be set out as follows: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and
methods, Results or Taxonomic Part, Discussion, Acknowledgements and References.
Key words and a Running Head should also be provided.
- English spelling is required, and should follow The Concise Oxford Dictionary (Clarendon
Words of non-English origin, like fide, bona fide, prima facie, in vitro, in situ,
sensu, sensu lato (stricto), should be placed in italic, together with scientific names of any rank (e.g. Ascomycota, Dothideales, Mycosphaerellaceae,
Mycosphaerella nubilosa, Clonostachys rosea f. catenulata).
- Common abbreviations are as follows: h, min, s, mL, µL, mg/L, °C, Fig., Figs, d,
wk, but also ITS, RPD, RFLP, rDNA, 18S etc.
Citation of nomenclatural authorities for taxa should follow the list of authors’
see http://www.speciesfungorum.org/AuthorsOfFungalNames.htm. Journal abbreviations
in the text (species synonymies, descriptions, etc.) should follow B-P-H and B-P-H/S
- Experimental procedures must be reproducible and must follow Good Cultural Practice
(Mycological Research 106: 1378–1379), with sequences lodged at GenBank, alignments
in TreeBase, voucher specimens in a recognized herbarium (Index Herbariorum or World
Directory of Collections and Cultures of Microorganisms acronym; acronyms
referring to personal collections to be marked with periods, e.g. “G.J.S.”), with
accession numbers where allocated, and accompanying ex-type and other cultures in
CBS and other culture collections. For new taxa or names a MycoBank number will
be inserted by CBS staff (see www.mycobank.org.)
- Collections must be cited as: Specimens examined: Country,
location, substratum, date (e.g. 10 Dec. 1993), collector (e.g. T.K. Goh & K.D.
Hyde), HERBARIUM (acronym according to Index Herbariorum), holotype, culture
ex-type CBS xxx. (thus only country and type indications in bold
- Reference citation in text: References in the text should be chronological, and
given in the following form: “Smith & Jones (1965) have shown ...”, or, “some
authors (Zabetta 1928, Taylor & Palmer 1970, Zabetta 1970) consider that ...”.
The names of collaborating authors are joined by an ampersand (&). Where there
are three or more authors, names should be cited by the first name only, adding
“et al.”, e.g. “Bowie, Black & White (1964)” are given as “Bowie et al. (1964)”
or “(Bowie et al. 1964)”. Where authors have published more than one work in a year,
to which reference is made, they should be distinguished by placing a, b, etc. immediately
after the date, e.g. “Dylan (1965a, b)”. Reference citations in text should be in
ascending order of year first, followed by authors’ names. In the References section,
citations should be strictly alphabetical, with papers having the same authors arranged
according to date. Each reference should include the full title of the paper and
journal, volume number, and the final as well as the first page number. In the case
of chapters in books, the names of editors, first and last page numbers of the articles,
publisher and place of publication are needed.
- Black JA, Taylor JE (1999a). Article title. Studies in Mycology 13:
1–10. (volume number in bold).
- Black JA, Taylor JE (1999b). Article title. Mycological Research: In press.
- Black JA, Taylor JE, White DA (1981). Article title. In: Book title (Seifert
S, Seifert KA, eds). Press, Country: 11–30.
- Simpson H, Seifert KA (2000). Book title. 2nd edn. Press, Country.
- White DA (2001). Dissertation title. Ph.D. dissertation. Department, University,
- References in Nomenclators:
- Only book titles in italics (use a simple colon before the page number), all other
information in Roman letters. Journals abbreviated according to Hunt. Type a space
after the volume number with colon.
- The copyright of the published material will be assigned to CBS Press, unless agreed
otherwise with the Executive Editor.
- Illustrations and Tables: Illustrations can be submitted in digital form, but hard
copies might be necessary when the quality does not meet the required standards
for printing. Line drawings and half tone pictures should be sent as tif files never
as powerpoint files. Phylogenetic trees can only be submiited as powerpoint files
and NOT word files or images. Half tones at 300 dpi or higher, and line drawings
at 600 dpi or higher. For colour illustrations contact the Executive Editor.