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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide

Two-Ten Authors (print)

The example below refers to a  print journal article with two-ten authors. 
 
For an article with ten or fewer authors, list them all, including the tenth author.
 
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 for Two Authors:
(Author and Author date)

 

In-Text Citation for Three or More Authors:
(Author et al. date)
 
 
Reference List:
Author AA, Author BB. Year. Article title. Journal title. Volume (Issue): Page Numbers.

 

Example

 

In-Text Citation for Two Authors:
(Snaphaan L and van der Werf S 2009)
 
In-Text Citation for Three or More Authors:
(Snaphaan et al. 2009)
 
Reference List:

Snaphaan L, van der Werf S, Kanselaar K, de Leeuw F. 2009. Post-stroke depressive symptoms are associated with post-stroke characteristics. Cerebrovasc Dis. 28(6): 551-557.