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This guide is based on Indian River State College's CSE Style Guide created by Kendra Auberry, who graciously allowed us to borrow and adapt it for use.

CSE References

The standard citation style guide book for the natural and physical sciences is the Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Author, Editors and Publishers, 8th edition, 2014. The CSE (Council of Science Editors), formerly the CBE (Council of Biology Editors), publishes the manual. We commonly refer to it as "the CSE Manual".

Two types of citations are included in most research papers: citations within the text of the document and a list of reference citations at the end of the paper.

In-Text Citations:

The CSE Manual describes 3 different systems for citing within the text of a document: citation-sequence, name-year, and citation-name. [Note: The manual favors the citation-name system, so examples in the book usually follow that format.]

Reference Citations:

The sources you use in your work are included as a separate list at the end of the paper, much like APA or MLA style.  The CSE Manual suggests using the title, "End References", for the list.

Scientific Publications

Scientific publications take on many forms, but the basic components of an original research article include:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • References

Always ask your instructor for specific directions pertaining to your assignment.

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