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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: Citation-Name System

This guide will help you cite sources according to CSE Scientific Style.

Guidelines

In the citation-name system, superscripted numbers are inserted at the point of reference as in the citation sequence system.  However, the citations are numbered alphabetically (not by order of appearance) by the author's last name in the cited works for the paper.  

Citing Articles

Article from a Print Journal

Format: Author(s) name. Article title. Abbreviated journal title. Date;volume(issue):page numbers.

Example: Kesselheim AS, Solomon DH. Incentives for drug development: the curious case of colchine. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 3;362(22):2045-2047.
 

Electronic Article from a Database

Format: Author(s) name. Article title. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. Date [cited date];volume(issue):page numbers. Available from: web address (Include the DOI number, article or document number, if available).

Example: Castonguay LG, Boswell JF, Constantino MJ, Goldfried MR, Hill CE. Training implications of harmful effects of psychological treatments. Am Psychol [Internet]. 2010 Jan [cited 2010 Oct 24]; 65(1):34-49. Available from: http://libproxy.highpoint.edu/login?url=http://search.ehost-live doi: 10.1037/a0017330
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Electronic Article from Publisher's Website

Format: Author(s) name. Article title. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. Date [cited date];volume(issue):page numbers. Available from: web address (Include the DOI number, article or document number, if available).

Example: Ward-Fear G, Brown GP, Shine R. Using a native predator (the meat ant, Iridomyrmex reburras) to reduce the abundance of an invasive species (the cane toad, Bufo marinus) in tropical Australia. J Appl Ecol [Internet]. 2010 Apr [cited 2010 Oct 24]; 47(2):273-280. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01773.x/abstract doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01773.x
 

Electronic Article from Online-Only Journal

Format: Author(s) name. Article title. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. Date [cited date]; volume(issue):page numbers. Available from: web address (Include the DOI number, article or document number, if available).

Example: Soundrapandian C, Sa B, Datta S. Organic-inorganic composites for bone drug delivery. AAPS PharmSciTech [Internet]. 2009 Dec [cited 2010 Oct 25]; 10(4):1158-1171. Available from: http://www.pharmgateway.net/ArticlePage.aspx? DOI=10.1208/s12249-009-9308-0

Dissertation/Thesis

Author(s) name.  Title of dissertation or thesis [content designator - dissertation or thesis].  Place of publication:  Publisher; date.    

Example:

Harry SR.  Bioanalytical approaches to chemical biology [dissertation].  Nashville (TN):  Vanderbilt University; 2010.

Technical Report

Author(s) name.  Title of report.  Edition.  Place of publication:  Publisher; date. Report No.:  Notes.

Example:

Barbely NL, Sim BW, Kitaplioglu C, Goulding P 2nd.  A study of acoustic reflections in full-scale rotor low frequency noise measurements acquired in wind tunnels. Moffett Field (CA):  NASA Ames Research Center (US); 2010 Jan 20.  Report No.: ARC-E-DAA-TN1156.  Available from:  NTRS, Hanover, MD; 20100026469.

Conference Paper

Author(s) of paper.  Title of paper.  In: Editor(s).  Title of book.  Number and name of conference; date of conference; place of conference.  Place of publication: Publisher; date.  Location.  p. page numbers of the paper.

Example: 

Wagner M, Taylor MW.  Isotopic-labelling methods for deciphering the function of uncultured micro-organisms.  In:  Gadd GM, Semple KT, Lappin-Scott HM, editors. Micro-organisms and earth systems—advances in geomicrobiology.  Proceedings of the 65th Symposium of the Society for General Microbiology; 2005 Sept 12-14; Staffordshire (England).  New York (NY): Cambridge University Press.  p. 1-10.

Conference Abstract

Author(s) of paper.  Title of paper [abstract].  In: Editor(s).  Title of book.  Number and name of conference; date of conference; place of conference.  Place of publication:  Publisher; date.  Location.  p. page numbers of the paper.

Example: 

Flint HJ.  The significance of prokaryote diversity in the human gastrointestinal tract [abstract].   In:  Proceedings of the 66th Symposium of the Society for General Microbiology; 2006 Apr 3-6; Coventry (UK).  Cambridge (UK):  University Press.  p. 3.

CD-Rom

Author(s) name.  Title of audiovisual [CD-Rom].  Edition.  Place of publication: Publisher; date.  Physical description.  Notes.

Example:  

Interactive physiology:  cardiovascular system [CD-Rom].  Version 2.0.  Atlanta (GA):  A.D.A.M. Software; 2000.  1 CD-Rom: sound, color, 4 ¾ in.  System requirements for Macintosh:  120 MHz PowerPC; MAC OS 8.1 or later; monitor capable of displaying 800 x 600 pixels; 18 MB or more of available RAM; quad speed CD-Rom.  System requirements for Windows:  166 MHz Intel Pentium processor or greater; Windows 95, 98, NT4, 2000; monitor capable of displaying 800 x 600 pixels; 32 MB or more of installed RAM; quad speed CD-Rom.

DVD

Author(s) name.  Title of audiovisual [DVD].  Edition.  Place of publication: Publisher; date.  Physical description.  Notes.

Example:

Moyers BD, Hogan P, Firestone F, Ablow G, Amron A, Oneill JD, Moyers JD.  Bill Moyers reports:  earth on edge [DVD]. Princeton (NJ):  Films for the Humanities & Sciences; 2002.  1 videodisc:  120 min, sound, color, 4 ¾ in.