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Scientific Style and Format (CSE), 8th edition
The following examples illustrate the CSE name–year system. In-text references consist of the author(s) surname and the year of publication. End references are unnumbered and listed in alphabetical order.
What's in this guide?
- print and online books/book chapters examples
- publications; papers/poster sessions
- parenthetical referencing examples within the text
- citing author names within the text
- Formatting of author variations (one or more, no named author, multiple sources by the same author) within the references
- sample references page
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CSE Style NAME-YEAR system examples
- journals and newspapers
- forthcoming material
- chapters in book
- multivolume work as a whole
- dissertations and theses
- personal communication
Scientific report writing guidelines, Writing Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
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The formatting and citation examples in this guide are based upon rules and examples in the Scientific Style and Format, 8th edition by the Council of Science Editors. If you would like additions or would like to report a correction to this guide, please contact Carolyn Johnson.