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CSE Style

Council of Science Editor style guide

Paper Formatting Guidelines

  • Use Times New Roman, 12-point font
  • Use double-spacing throughout
  • Use 1-inch margins on the top, bottom, sides (this is the default in Word)
  • Use a cover page. Center your paper title, your name, institution, and contact information
  • You do not need a header or page number on the cover page
  • Your title and page number should be included in the top right of each page
    • In Word, go to "Insert," then "Page number," then choose top right. Once you have the page number inserted, click in front of the page number and type your title (shorten your title to a few words, if necessary).
  • Finish your paper with a page titled End References (centered). Continue with page numbering on this page.
    • List your references in A-Z order, including all the information necessary to properly cite the source.