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CSE Manual for Scientific Style and Format

How to document scientific writing using the CSE Manual

Journal Articles

General format C-S and C-N:  Author(s).  Article title.  Journal title year; volume number
                               (issue number):  inclusive pages.
                               N-Y:  Author(s).  Year.  Article title.  Journal title. Volume number (issue number):
                               inclusive pages.

Rules to Remember :  a) List the names of the authors in the order in which they appear in the original document. The last name of an author should be followed by the initial letter of the first and the middle name. When there are 2-10 authors, all of them should be listed in the reference. If the article has more than 10 authors, list the first 10 authors in your reference followed by “et al” or “and others”.

b) Do not include degrees, titles, and honors (e.g., MD, Colonel or Sir) after a personal name.

c) In citing an organization as an author, the national body such as a government agency should be cited with the country within parentheses, after the name of the organization.

 

 

 

Article with multiple authors

 

C-S and C-N

 

Kolb H, Nelson R, Mariani A. Amecrine cells, bipolar cells and ganglion cells of the cat retina.  Vision Res. 1981; 21:1081-1114

 

N-Y

 

Schimmer BP, Schulz P. 1985.  The Roles of CAMP and CAMP-dependent protein kinase in forskolin's actions in YL adrenocortical tumor cells.  Endocr Res. 11:199-209.

 

 

 

Article with organization as author

    

 

C-S and C-N

 

Marine Technology Society.  Marine Platforms for Science & Technology in the 21st Century.  Mar Tech Bull. 1998;31(4):3-80.

 

N-Y

 

[MTS] Marine Technology Society.  1998.  Marine Platforms for Science & Technology in the 21st Century. Mar Tech Bull. 31(4):3-80.

 

 

 Article with anonymous or unidentifiable author

 

C-S and C-N

 

Alien World.  New Sci. 1997; 155(2089):23.

 

 

N-Y

 

Alien World. 1997. New Sci. 155(2089):23.

 

 

  

Article on discontinuous pages

 

C-S and C-N

 

Crews D, Gartska WR. The Ecological Physiology of the Garter Snake. Sci Am. 1981; 245: 158-164, 166-168.

 

 N-Y

 

Crews D, Gartska WR.1981. The Ecological Physiology of the Garter Snake.  Sci Am. 245: 158-164, 166-168.

 

 

 

Article in a journal paginated by issue

 

 

C-S and C-N

 

Eliel EL.  Stereochemistry since LeBel and Van't Hoff:  Part II. Chemistry. 1976;49(3):8-13.

 

 

N-Y

 

Eliel EL. 1976. Stereochemistry since LeBel and Van't Hoff:  Part II.  Chemistry. 49(3):8-13.

 

 

 

 

Article in a journal with a volume and an issue as a supplement

 

C-S and C-N

 

Gardos G, Cole JO, Haskell D, Marby D, Paine SS, Moore, P. The natural history of tardive dyskinesia.  J Clin Pharmacol. 1988;8(4 Suppl.):31S-37S.

 

 

N-Y

 

Gardos G, Cole JO, Haskell D, Marby D, Paine SS, Moore P. 1988.  The natural history of tardive dyskinesia. J Clin Pharmacol. 8(4 Suppl.) :31S-37S.

 

 

 

 

 Article in a supplement to a volume

 

 

C-S and C-N

 

Magni F, Rossoni G, Berti F. BN-52021 Protects guinea-pig from heart anaphylaxis.  Pharmacol Res Commun. 1988;20 Suppl. 5:75-78.

 

 

 

N-Y

 

Magni F, Rossoni G. Berti F. 1988.  BN-52021 Protects guinea-pig from heart anaphylaxis.  Pharmacol Res Commun. 20 Suppl. 5:75-78.

 

 

 

  

Article in a journal  with a  volume and an issue with a supplement and further subdivision

 

C-S and C-N

 

Ng AK, Hickey G, Li S, Neuberg D, Mauch PM. A randomized phase II trial of amifostine for head and neck irradiation in lymphoma. Semin Oncol. 2004 Dec; 31(6 Suppl. 18):20-24.

 

 

N-Y

 

Ng AK, Hickey G, Li S, Neuberg D, Mauch PM.  2004 Dec. A randomized phase II trial of amifostine for head and neck irradiation in lymphoma. Semin Oncol. 31(6 Suppl 18):20-24.