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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide

Journal Article (print)

The example below refers to a journal article in print. 
For the titles of journals, abbreviate the significant words, and leave out other words such as articles, conjunctions, and prepositions. Leave out subtitles.
For Example:
The Journal of Biocommunication = J Biocommun.
JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association = JAMA
Virology = Virology
For a list of journal title abbreviations, see the List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE.
General Format


In-Text Citation:
(Author date)
Reference List:
Author AA. Year. Article title. Journal title. Volume (Issue): Page Numbers.




In-Text Citation:
(Board 2001)
Reference List:

Board J. 2001. Reduced lodging for soybeans in low plant population is related to light quality. Crop Sci. 41(2): 379-387.