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The Council of Science Editors (CSE) is a non-profit organization that exists to promote ethics in scientific publishing, the management of manuscript editing and publication, and a standardization of science publishing.

Originally the Council of Biology Editors (CBE), the CSE was renamed by the National Science Foundation in 2000, so that it would be more comprehensive in nature, encompassing all sciences. Membership in the organization is primarily professional scientific editors who set standards for writing and have published a style guide, titled Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.

The latest edition of the CSE style manual was completed in the year 2014 and is now available online. It provides CSE citation guidelines for those who publish their research in scientific journals. However, it should be noted that this style is not as widely used as other accepted styles (e.g., AMA, APA).

Basics of the CSE Citation Format

There are three options for in-text citations – citation-sequence, citation-name, and name-year.

  1. Citation-Name: The author numbers his/her references for the alphabetical bibliography first. Then, as those references are used within the text, to credit information or quotes, the number of that resource from the bibliography is placed as a superscript immediate following that information or quote.
  2. Citation-Sequence: In this citation option, the author numbers each citation with a superscript number, using consecutive numbers, but repeating numbers when the same source is used. The bibliography, then, is not alphabetical, but references are listed in the order that they appeared within the document text.
  3. Name-Year: This is the familiar in-text citation model common to many other format styles. The in-text parenthetical citation that lists the author’s last name and year of the publication. Page numbers area also included when appropriate.

The CSE style manual provides plenty of examples of each style, as well as at least one example within each option for the bibliographical information that must be included in the end-of-text document – for a book, a journal article, an image, a website, and such.

Students who are asked to use the CSE style need to ensure that they are using the option their professors want. When authors intend to submit an article for journal publication, they should check with the publication publishers to determine which of the options they are to use.

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