Council of Science Editors (CSE) Citation Style

CSE style, formerly known as Council of Biology Editors (CBE) style, is most frequently used in the fields of biology and environmental sciences.

The printed manual for this style is Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th edition (2006).

There are three possible formats in this style:

  • Citation-sequence: references are numbered and listed in the order they are mentioned in the paper; uses superscript numbers
  • Name-year: unnumbered references are listed in alphabetical order
  • Citation-name (combines aspects of the two): references are arranged alphabetically and are numbered sequentially

For descriptions and examples in citing using the CSE style, see the right hand menu.

The information on this page was taken from: O’Hair, D. (2010). A pocket guide to public speaking. N.Y.: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

last updated 5/2010