CSE Citation Guide
CSE Citation Guide
CSE Citation Guide Information
Please note: This guide provides only the most common kind of references. For all reference examples, please consult the latest edition of Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers located at the Reference Desk. Choose one example that is most like your source and follow the format.
Suggestion: When in doubt, provide more information rather than less. Also, punctuation is an important component of the style. Pay close attention to the punctuation in each example.
Author's last name followed by a space and initial(s). Title of book. Publication place:Publishing company; Publication year. Total number of pages of the book followed by a space and p.
1. No period after first and second initials and no space between them.
2. Do not underline or italicize book titles.
Larson EJ. Evolution : the remarkable history of a scientific theory. New York: Modern Library; 2006. 347 p.
If edition other than the first, include the number of the edition after the title.
Karp G. Cell and molecular biology : concepts and experiments. 2nd ed.New York: J. Wiley; 1999. 816 p.
ENTRY IN AN ENCYCLOPEDIA
Author's name(s). Title of the entry. In: Editor's name(s), editor(s). Title of encyclopedia. Volume number. Publication place: Publication company; Publication year. Inclusive page number(s).
Brooks SC, Pauley RJ. Breast cancer biology. In: Dulbecco R, editor.Encyclopedia of human biology. Volume 2. San Diego: Academic Press; 1991. p 53-65.
If there is no author or editor, omit this information.
Imago. In: World book encyclopedia. Volume 10. Chicago: World Book Encyclopedia; 2000. p 79-81.
JOURNAL ARTICLE (PRINT)
Format 1: Journal Paginated by Volume
The author(s). Title of the article. Title of the journal followed by year; Volume number: inclusive page numbers.
- Abbreviate titles of journals that consist of more than one word. Journal Title Abbreviations
- Capitalize all words in the journal title (e.g. Science, Sci Am, J Clin Psychopharmacol).
- List up to ten authors using a comma between names; for a work with eleven or more authors, list the first ten names followed by a comma and the words "and others."
Baur JF. The second most important step for chapter vitality. Am Sci 2006;1:482-86.
Format 2: Journal Paginated by Issue
The author(s). Title of the article. Title of the journal followed by year and month;Volume number( issue number): page numbers.
Jacson R. Rising obesity rates: who's to blame? Health Care Food Nutr Focus 2006 Jun;23(6):1-6.
JOURNAL ARTICLE (ONLINE)
The author(s). Title of the article. Title of the journal [Internet]. Date of publication [the date you accessed it]; volume (issue): page numbers. Available from: the URL.
If the article is unpaginated, include in brackets the number or an estimated number of pages, screens, paragraphs, lines, or bytes.
Isaacs FJ, Blake WJ, Collins JJ. Signal processing in single cells. Science [Internet]. 2005 Mar 25 [cited 2009 Jun 17];307(5717): 1886-1888. Available from: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/307/5717/1886.
Author (an individual or an organization). Title of the home page [homepage on Internet]. Place of publication: Publisher (or the site's sponsor). Date of publication. Copyright date (if no date of publication is given or if publication date and the copyright date are different) [the date the page was last modified; the date you accessed the site]. Available from: the URL.
American Society of Gene Therapy [homepage on the Internet]. Milwaukee (WI): The Society; c2000-2006 [modified 2006 Dec.20; cited 2006 Dec. 21]. Available from: http://www.asgct.org/.
In a CSE-style paper, the source is referenced by a superscript number (may not be able to show superscript in this site).
Scientists are beginning to question the validity of linking genes to a number of human traits and disorders1.
ENTRY IN THE REFERENCE LIST:
1. Horgan J. Eugenics revisited. Sci Am 1993;268(6):122-30.