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

Dissertations, Theses and Patents

1. Dissertation or Thesis

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author. Date of Degree. Title of dissertation or thesis [dissertation or thesis]. Place of Degree-Granting Institution: Degree-Granting Institution. Number of pages. Availability Information. Identifying Information.

Example:

Mangie ED. 1991. A comparative study of the perceptions of illness in New Kingdom Egypt and Mesopotamia of the early first millenium [dissertation]. Akron (OH): University of Akron. 160 p. Available from: University Microfilms, Ann Arbor MI; AAG9203425.


2. Patent

Format:
Last Name and Initial(s) of Author. Date of Degree. Title of dissertation or thesis [dissertation or thesis]. Place of Degree-Granting Institution: Degree-Granting Institution. Number of pages. Availability Information. Identifying Information.

Example:

Umezawa H, Suzuki S, Ohkuma T, inventors; Zaidan Hojin Biseibutsu Kagaka, assignee. 1989 Oct 24. Medical composition for injection containing a spergualin as active ingredient and process for preparing the same notag [stabilizers of dextrans, cyclodextrins, and chodroitin sulfate; anticarcinogenic agents, immunomodulators]. US patent 4,876,244.

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