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

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

Guidelines

Citations in the name-year format are referred to in the body of the paper using the in-text style.  The in-text style for citations includes the author’s name and the year of publication within parentheses and the citations are listed alphabetically by the author’s surname in the end references page.

Citing Articles

Article from a Print Journal

Format: Author's(s') name(s). Date. Article Title. Abbreviated journal title. Volume(issue):page numbers.

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

Electronic Article from a Database

Format: Author's(s') name(s). Date. Article Title. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. [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. 2010 Jan. Training implications of harmful effects of psychological treatments. Am Psychol [Internet]. [cited 2010 Oct 24]; 65(1):34-49. Available from: http://libproxy.highpoint.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pdh&AN=amp-65-1-34&site=ehost-live  doi: 10.1037/a0017330
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Electronic Article from Publisher's Website

Format: Author's(s') name. Date. Article title. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. [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. 2010 Apr. 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]. [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(s') name(s). Date. Article title. Abbreviated journal title [Internet]. [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. 2009 Dec. Organic-inorganic composites for bone drug delivery. AAPS PharmSciTech [Internet]. [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.  Date.  Title of dissertation or thesis [content designator -dissertation or thesis].  Place of publication: Publisher.    

Example:

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

Technical Report

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

Example:

Barbely NL, Sim BW, Kitaplioglu C, Goulding P 2nd.  2010 Jan 20.  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).  Report No.: ARC-E-DAA-TN1156.  Available from:  NTRS, Hanover, MD; 20100026469.

Conference Paper

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

Example: 

Wagner M, Taylor MW.  C2005.  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; Staffordshire (England).  New York (NY): Cambridge University Press.  p. 1-10.

Conference Abstract

Author(s) of paper.  Date.  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.  Location.  p. page numbers of the paper.

Example: 

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

CD-Rom

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

Example:  

Interactive physiology:  cardiovascular system [CD-Rom].  2000.  Version 2.0. Atlanta (GA):  A.D.A.M. Software.  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.

**Note: When there is no author available for a work, the date of publication comes after the title in the name-year system.

DVD

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

Example:

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