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Council of Science Editors Documentation Style (CS) is currently in its 8th edition.

The Council of Science Editors (CSE) offers three systems of documentation. In all three systems, a reference list at the end of the paper provides all the information your reader needs to track down your sources. In-text references in your sentences show your reader which sources support the claims and information of that sentence.

CSE is used in all areas of science and related fields has been fully revised by the Council of Science Editors to reflect today’s best practices in scientific publishing

What does CSE Style include?

  • the format & page layout of your paper
  • stylistic technicalities (e.g. abbreviations, footnotes, quotations)
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper

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