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Author Guidelines

«Italian Journal of Mycology» publishes in English original research paper, review articles and short communications on all fungal aspects.

Publication rules

Types of paper. Article submissions should not normally exceed 5000 words excluding tables, figures and references.

Original paper. Should not exceed 12 double-spaced pages with 2 cm margins including tables, figures and abstract.

Language. Italian Journal of Mycology publishes in English original papers.

Format. Font: Times New Roman Font style: italic - Size: 12 pt.

Page setup. Margins: top 2 cm; bottom 2 cm; left 2 cm; right 2 cm.

Orientation: portrait - Paper: 17x24 cm.

Manuscript organization. The pages should be numbered.

The manuscript in English should contain: title in English and in Italian, name(s) and address(es) of Author(s), corresponding author (e.mail), abstract in English, and in Italian (English abstract not exceeding 150 words, Italian abstract must be representative of all content, 5-7 keywords in English, and in Italian, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusion(s), references in English. Table and figure captions in English and Italian.

References. Should be listed in alphabetical order without numbering and should contain: all Authors' surnames followed by their abbreviated first name(s), year, title of the paper, name of the Journal, arabic numbers of the volume, initial and final page numbers. Books should be cited as: Author(s), title, edition, city and year.

References in the text. References should be cited by Author surname(s) and date (brackets) using et al. where there are more than two authors. Figures in JPG.

Papers should be sent via email to:


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

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See also our Open Access Policy.


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