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

Scientific and Technical Reports

Formats for scientific and technical reports vary according to the organization responsible for the report.


1. U.S. Government Report Authored by a Government Agency or Dept.

Format:
Name of Performing Organization (US) [Abbreviation of Name of Performing Organization]. Year and Month of Publication. Title and description of report. Place of Publication: Publisher. Number of Pages or Volumes. Availability Statement.

Example:

Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (US) [DOE]. 1993 Aug. Office of Occupational Medicine. Annual report. Washington, DC: DOE. 14 p. Available from: NTIS, Springfield, VA; DE-93018387.


2. U.S. Government Report Authored by an Outside Organization

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author, [followed by last names and initials of other authors, if any] (Name of Performing Organization). Year of Publication. Title and description of report. Place of Publication: Publisher or Sponsoring Organization. Report Number. Contract Number. Number of Pages. Availability Information.

Example:

Lenz TG, Vaughan JD, Cooper LN (Colorado State University). 1993. Study of improved methods for predicting chemical equilibria. Final Report 1 Jan 90-31 Mar 93. Washington: Department of Energy. Report nr DOE/ER/13582-T3. Contract nr FG02-86ER13582. 33 p. Available from: NTIS, Springfied, VA; DE-94001647.


3. Non U.S. Government Report

Format:
Name of Performing Organization [abbreviation of performing organization]. Year and Month of Publication. Title and description of report. Place of Publication: Publisher. Report Number. Number of Pages.

Example:

Gas Research Inst. [GRI], Institute of Gas Technology. 1992 Feb. Computerized operations management. Final report Feb 1992. Chicago (IL): Transport and Storage Research Dept. Report nr PB94-12203, PB94-122041. 1009 p. in 2 v.

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