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CSE Style

Council of Science Editor style guide

Basics

CSE Style Guide Book CoverYou must cite each source in the text of your paper and on an "End References" page at the end of the paper:

1.     The in-text citation - provides very brief identifying information within the text.

2.     The reference list - full identifying information about each source used.

How to Format: In-Text Citations | Reference Lists

Who Should Use CSE Style?

CSE Style is the writing and citing method of the Council of Science Editors. Some biology or other science instructors may require this style for papers.

There are 3 systems of style in CSE, but the name-year system is the most common and is the system covered in this guide. If you need to use a different CSE system, please refer to Scientific Style and Format Online.