Citation Guide: Council of Science Editors (Citation-Sequence System)
CSE stands for the Council of Science Editors. CSE style is based on the eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.
CSE style, used primarily in the physical sciences, life sciences, and mathematics, recommends two systems.
- a Citation-Sequence system, which lists sources in the references list according to the order in which they appear in the document
- a Name-Year system, which is similar to the Author-Date system used by APA
This guide is based on Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (8th ed.), a publication of the Council of Science Editors. For more detailed formatting information, guides and examples, visit the Council of Science Editors website. Formatting examples also based on the National Library of Medicine Recommended Formats for Bibliographic Citation Supplement: Internet Formats. 2nd Ed. 2007. [Updated Aug 2015].
[Guide Updated Jul 2017]