Citation Guide: Council of Science Editors (Name-Year System)
CSE Name-Year In-Text Formatting Rules
CSE Name-Year in-text formatting rules are as follows:
- One space should separate the author's name and the year of publication.
- Page numbers are included only when part of a source or a direct quotation is cited. The abbreviation (p), without a period should precede the page number(s).
- Place a comma and one space after the year of publication when including a page number.
Specific rules depend on whether part or all of a source is being cited as well as whether or not the author's name is mentioned in the sentence where the citation occurs.