Guide for Authors

Instructions to Authors

Aims and Scopes Mycologia Iranica is an international, peerreviewed, open-access, full color, fast-track research journal of the Iranian Mycological Society (IMyS). Mycologia Iranica publishes original contributions in all fields of basic and applied research involving fungi and fungus-like organisms (including filamentous fungi, yeasts, lichen fungi, symbiont fungi, mycorrhiza, Oomycetes, and slime molds) in agriculture, forest, industry, food industry and soil biology. Priority is given to contributions likely to be of interest to a wide international audience. Publication in Mycologia Iranica is for both members and nonmembers of the IMyS.


  1. All submitted materials must be digitized and submitted electronically to, with the manuscript ideally in Microsoft Word. Illustrations (line drawings (600 dpi or higher) and half-tone pictures (300 dpi or higher)) should be submitted separately as Adobe files (layers left unflatten to allow lettering to be added to figures during layout), never embedded in Word files. Phylogenetic trees are only accepted when submitted as PowerPoint files or in Adobe (never as pictures).
  2. Submission of a manuscript indicates that the authors have neither previously published nor are simultaneously submitting substantially the same material elsewhere. The corresponding author should confirm that: (a) all named authors have agreed to publish the work and (b) the manuscript does not infringe any personal or other copyright or property rights.
  3. Papers cited as “in press” should be provided for the benefit of the referees.
  4. The content should be structured as follows: ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS OR TAXONOMIC PART, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, and REFERENCES. Keywords and Running Head should also be provided. Keys should be in the following format:


Basidiomata small, pleurotoid (subgenus Claudopus)



Basidiomata different



Basidiomata incarnate-pink

E. indocarneum


Basidiomata ink blue

E. nubilum

Notes or articles with fewer than four printed pages, including illustrations, will ordinarily be published as short articles. The manuscript format should be similar to that of regular articles, except that no primary headings are used other than to designate REFERENCES. Secondary headings may be used and encouraged for clarity of the organization.

Neatly typed clean copy is required. Double-space throughout (all parts, including title, addresses, footnotes, legends, tables, and references). Use line-number guides (left margin) in the original version. Leave a 2.5 cm margin on all sides. All texts must be left aligned such that the right margin is uneven (not right-justified). Remove all extra vertical spaces above or below titles, headings, or paragraphs (except in references). Do not format additional space between paragraphs or sections; these will be produced by typesetting codes in the press.

The main text document was drafted in Microsoft Word (. doc or .docx) to aid in copy editing of accepted papers. Please do not submit article files or tables as PDF files; an editable file is needed for copy editing. The text should be in single-column format. Manuscripts requiring extensive alterations by the editor will be returned to the author for the correction of the computer file.

Identify each page (other than the first) with the first author’s name and page number in the top-right margin. Do not place page breaks between the sections.

  1. Papers are published in English with an abstract in Persian (Editorial board prepare a Persian abstract for each manuscript received from non-Iranian authors based on the English abstract). English spelling is required, and should follow The Cobuild English Dictionary (HarperCollins Publishers, London). Words of non-English origin, such as bona fide, prima facie, in vitro, and in situ, should be placed in italics, together with scientific names at all ranks.
  2. Please submit the manuscript and the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of up to three potential referees. The handling editor retains the sole right to decide whether the suggested reviewers are used.
  3. Common abbreviations are as follows: h, min, s, mL, µL, mg/L, °C, Fig., d, and wk, as well as ITS, RَAPD, RFLP, rDNA, and 18S rRNA. Authorities of fungal taxa should be omitted from the general text, unless novelties and synonymies are listed or nomenclatural issues are discussed. In these cases, authorities for taxa should follow the list of authors’ names, see galNames.htm. The journal abbreviations in the text (species synonymies, descriptions, etc.) should follow the International Plant Name Index (see
  4. Experimental procedures must be reproducible and must follow Good Cultural Practice (Mycological Research 106:1378–1379), with sequences lodged in GenBank, voucher specimens in IRAN, or another recognized online herbarium (Index Herbariorum or World Directory of Collections and Cultures of Microorganisms acronym, with accession numbers where allocated, and accompanying ex[1]type and other cultures in Iran and other culture collections. For new taxa or names a MycoBank number is required (see
  5. Collections must be cited as: Specimens examined. COUNTRY, location, substratum, date (e.g., December 10, 1993), collector (for example, T.K. Goh & K.D. Hyde) HERBARIUM number (acronym according to the Index Herbariorum), holotype, culture ex-type CBS xxx. (Only country in small caps and specimen collector + number italics; everything else in Roman type).
  6. 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 the collaborating authors were joined by ampersand (&). Where there are three or more authors, names should be cited by the first name only, adding “et al.” for example: “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 (for example, “Dylan (1965a, b).” Reference citations in text should be in ascending order of year first, followed by author names.

For Web references, as a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, date, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be provided. Web references are included in the reference list. In the References section, citations are 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 and first page numbers. 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 required. Examples:

Black, J.A. and Taylor, J.E., 1999a. Article title. Studies in Mycology 13:1–10.

Black, J.A. and Taylor, J.E. In press. Article title. Fungal Biology.

Black, J.A, Taylor, J.E. and White, D.A., 1981. Article title. In: Book title. (K.A. Seifert, W. Jones & P. Jones, eds): 11–30. Press, Country.

Simpson H. and Seifert K.A. 2000. Book title. 2nd edn. Press, Country.

White D.A. 2001. Dissertation title. PhD thesis, Department, University, Country.

Wijayawardene, N.N., Hyde, K.D., Al-Ani, L.K.T., Tedersoo, L., Haelewaters, D., et al. 2020. Article title. Mycosphere 11: 1060-1056. (for articles with more than five authors)

Note that the references do not contain any BOLD. All taxonomic ranks should be in italics. Do not include personal communication, unpublished data, manuscripts, or partial page numbers from books and thesis; place such references in the text. Manuscripts must have been accepted for publication before they may be cited (in press). A copy of the letter of acceptance can be requested.

Detailed examples:

The new species appears as follows:

 Prosopidicola mexicana Crous & C.L. Lennox, sp. nov. — MycoBank xxx; Fig. 4–12 Note that both single and multiple figures are marked as Fig. It is Fig. but also Fig. 3, 4.

 Basionym: Genus species authors, journal (abbreviated according to IPNI) 5:19. 1920.


= for synonym

 ≡ for obligate synonym (indent)

            Etymology — note this appears immediately below the Latin name(s)

Latin in smaller font [10], not italic, paragraph not indented after a preceding open line

English description paragraph not to be indented after a preceding open line

Note that ‘–’ (en-dash) is used for the minus sign and all kinds of ranges, not an ordinary hyphen. 4-5 x 7-10 µm, NOT 4–5 ´ 7–10 µm

Colors: grey-black hyphenated, but greyish-black not.

The use of a color chart is required to rate colors.

Type of space in front of all the units (including % and °C).

 If similarity to another genus is expressed, use e.g. leptosphaeria-like and acremonium-like; in ‘acremonium-like’ and similar expressions the generic name is degraded to a technical descriptive term, which may be acceptable for well-known anamorphic genera.

When two bracket systems are required, round brackets are always used ( ( ) ).

Quotes: Normal quotes between single inverted commas, ‘xxx’; double inverted commas “xxx” may be required for quotations inside another quote or for some deviating expressions, such as an original spelling that has been corrected.

Subsequent paragraphs are indented

Cultural characteristics — (use m-dash)

Substratum — (use m-dash)

Distribution — (use m-dash)

Specimens examined. South Africa, Western Cape Province, Stellenbosch, on pods of Prosopis glandulosa, September 24, 2001, C.L. Lennox, holotype Herb. CBS 7948, culture ex-type CBS 113529; Somerset West .... Zambia , ………… .

Give countries all over the world alphabetic sequences. A semicolon (;) was used for all specimens originating from one country. Months are abbreviated to three letters with a period, except for May, June, July, and Sept.

Note that all types (isotype, paratype, epitype, etc.) were roman-type. When a lectotype, neotype or epitype is designated in the present paper, this must be stated (‘designated here’), in newly described taxa this formulation is not needed (Art. 7.11 ICBN does say this, but in a hidden way, by reference to Arts 9.17 and 10.5).

Ex-type cultures CBS XXX (note hyphens in extype and space between CBS and number).

Figure and Table numbers in roman type: Use always ‘Fig.’

Fig. 10. Prosopidicola mexicana. a. Vertical section through a pycnidium; b. conidia; c. range of variation

observed among young (left) and mature (right) conidiophores and conidiogenous cells. — Scale bars = 10 µm.

Number ALL illustrative material consistently as Fig. (not Plate).

Lowercase letters should be used for numbering within a figure.

In ALL sentences, beginning with a Latin generic name, this name is given in full. Do not start paragraphs or sentences with abbreviations if this can be helped. Blumeria graminis is a super pathogen. NOT: B. graminis is a super pathogen.


Types of Papers

Papers appropriate for the journal are:

(1) Original articles reporting original research which makes a significant contribution to mycology.

(2) Short articles reporting research or new techniques. Short notes must not exceed 6 manuscript pages (ca. 26 880 characters, plus 1 table, 1 illustration) and should be accompanied by a brief explanation of their novelty and significance.

(3) Short reports reporting new findings. Short reports must not exceed 3 manuscript pages (plus 1 table or 1 illustration).

(4) Review articles: by invitation, substantial and indepth on topics of interest to a wide range of mycologists; and one at most per issue.

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and copy editing. Regular articles will be published in order of acceptance. They must not have been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. Approximately two to three months after acceptance authors will receive an e-mail with a link to download page proofs.



Electronic and hard copy published twice per year (June and December).


Page Charge

This journal has no page charge.


Journal Title Abbreviation: Mycol. Iran.


B Sharifnabi, Editor-in-Chief

Department of Plant Protection

College of Agriculture

Isfahan University of Technology

Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran