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

Scholarly and Professional Journals

Note: When there are between two and ten authors, list all authors in the entry. When there are more than ten, list only the first ten.


1. General Format for Journal Articles

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [followed by last names and initials of other authors, if any 7]. Year Month and Day of Publication. Article title. Journal title [abbreviated according to the National Information Standards Organization] Volume Number (Issue Number): Inclusive Page Numbers.

Example:

Wilton P. 1992 May 15. The Toronto Free Hospital for Consumptive Poor. Can Med Assoc J 146 (10): 1812-14.


2. Journal Article Specified by Type (i.e., Editorial)

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [followed by last names and initials of other authors, if any]. Year of Publication. New dangers in our field [type of article]. Title of Journal Volume: Inclusive Page Numbers.

Example:

Besho F, Kobayashi N. 1993. A historical sketch of pediatric hematology and oncology in Japan [editorial]. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 10(2): v-viii.


3. Journal Article Paginated by Issue

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [followed by last names and initials of other authors, if any]. Year of Publication. Title of article. Title of Journal Volume (Issue): Inclusive Page Numbers.

Example:

Besho F, Kobayashi N. 1993. A historical sketch of pediatric hematology and oncology in Japan Pediatr Hematol Oncol 10(2): v-viii.


4. Article Published on Non-Contiguous Journal Pages

Format:
Last Name and Initials of Author, [followed by last names and initials of other authors, if any]. Year of Publication. Title of article. Title of Journal Volume Number: First Set of Inclusive Pages, Second Set, etc.

Example:

Weisse AB. 1992. A plague in Philadelphia. The story of Legionnaires' disease. Hosp Pract (Off Ed) 27(6): 151-4, 157, 161-8.


5. Article Published in a Journal Supplement

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [followed by last names and initials of other authors, if any]. Year of Publication. Title of article. Title of Journal Volume (Issue Supplement Number): Inclusive Page Numbers.

Example:

Feindel W. 1991. Development of surgical therapy of epilepsy at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Can J Neurol Sci 18(4 Suppl): 549-53.


6. Article Published in a Volume Supplement

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [followed by last names and initials of other authors, if any]. Year of Publication. Title of article. Title of Journal Volume and Supplement Number: Inclusive Page Numbers.

Example:

Rahe RH. 1990. Psychosocial stressors and adjustment disorder: van Gogh's life chart illustrates stress and disease. J Clin Psychiatry 51 Suppl: 13-9.

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