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Citation and Reference Management

CSE (Council of Science Editors)

CSE is the citation style of the Council of Science Editors, and it is commonly used for scientific writing. CSE allows three different systems for in text citation style and ordering your reference list; you must pick one and be consistent. 

  1. Name-year: In text citations are in name-year format, e.g., (Barrow 2004), and the reference list is ordered alphabetically by author.
  2. Citation-sequence: In text citations are numbered, and the reference list numbering is based on order of appearance in the paper.
  3. Citation-Name: In text citations are numbered, and reference list numbering is alphabetical by author.

References in reference list are formatted the same regardless of which system you use.

CSE Style Guides

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