Council of Science Editors Style - Introduction
This section of the Online Citation Guide deals with citing information
in the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style. The CSE style was
formally know as the Council of Biology Editors (CBE). The
CSE style has two variations: the Citation-Sequence system
and the Name-Year system. This site will focus on the Name-Year
system, because it is generally preferred over the Citation-Sequence
The CSE citation style has two parts: in-text
citation and a reference list.
The in-text citation includes signal phrases and parenthetical citation.
It connects the information in the text with a source listed on
the reference list.
references list is included as a separate page at the end of the
document. The title "References" or "Cited
References" (in plain text, not italicized, underlined, in
quotes, or otherwise enhanced) is placed at the top of the page.
A blank space is given, followed by each of the list entries.
The CSE prefers a flush-left style, instead of a hanging-indent
or first-line indent. Entries are listed in alphabetical order
by the last name of the author, editor, or other individual who
is listed first. For that reason, this name is reversed.
References that are not specifically cited in the text should be
placed under a separate heading: "Additional References."
Other resources should be cited under a heading such as "Additional
Reading" or "Bibliography." The title is centered
on the page.
This site includes the following pages:
Unfortunately, the CSE home
page doesn't provide any information on citation styles.
For more details and information on citing resources
other than those described on this page, consult the CBE style manual
on reserve in the LA Beeghly Library. (Call number Ref T 11.S386
For more Internet resources on CSE citation, return
to the Online Citation Guide home