Citation Guide: Council of Science Editors (Name-Year System)

Books and Book Parts

Note: For consistency, book entries should be formatted with the initials of authors and editors first names when the References list includes journal article entries [for which the rule calls for using initials rather than the first names of authors and editors] as well.


1. Book with One or More Authors

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [Followed by Last Name and Initial(s) of Other Authors, if Any]. Year of Publication. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher. Number of Pages.

Example:

Bates B. 1992. Bargaining for life: a social history of tuberculosis. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 435 p.


2. Edited Books

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Editor, [Followed by Last Names and Initials of Other Editors, if any], editors. Year of Publication. Title of book. Information about Edition (if applicable). Place of Publication: Publisher. Number of Pages.

Example:

Coovadia HM, Benatar SR, editors. 1991. A century of tuberculosis: South African perspectives. Cape Town: Oxford University Press; 319 p.


3. Books with Author, Editor, Translator and Note

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author. Year of Publication. Title of book. Last Name and Initial(s) of Translator, translator; Last Name and Initial(s) of Editor, editor. New York: Publisher. Number of Pages. Note.

Example:

Ferrand J. 1990. A treatise on lovesickness. Beecher A, Ciavolella M, translators and editors. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. 709 p. Translation of the 1623 edition.


4. Microform Books

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [followed by Last Names and Initials of Other Authors, if any]. Year of Publication. Title of book [type of microtext]. Place of Publication: Microform Publisher. Number of reels. Type of Film.

Example:

Fortney S. 1986. Bedrest in healthy women [microfiche]. Springfield (VA): National Technical Information Service. 2 microfiches: negative.


5. Titled Book in Multivolume Work

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [followed by last name and initial(s) of other authors]. Year of Publication. Title of volume. Volume Number, Title of multivolume work. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Example:

Howard J, Strauss A. 1975. Humanizing health care. Volume 1, Health, medicine, and society. New York: Wiley.


6. Titled Book Chapter

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [followed by last names and initials of other authors, if any]. Year of Publication. Title of book. Place of Publication: Publisher. Part or chapter title; inclusive pages.

Example:

Lamartine de Assis J. 1900. Miastenia grave. Sao Paulo: Sarvier. Historia da miastenia grave; p 19-20.


7. Titled Book Chapter not Written by Book Author

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author of Chapter or Part, [followed by last names and initials of other authors, if any]. Year of Publication. Title of chapter or part. In: Last Name and Initial(s) of Author or Editor of Book [followed by last names and initials of other authors or editors, if any], editor(s). Title of book. Edition information. Place of Publication: Publisher. Inclusive Page Numbers.

Example:

Hansen B. 1991. New York City epidemics and history for the public. In: Harden VA, Risse GB, editors. Aids and the historian. Bethesda: National Institute of Health. p 21-8.

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