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CSE Style Guide, for 7th Edition

Journal Articles


         Citations from journal, magazine, and newspaper sources require some or all of the following elements:


  1. Author (last name first/middle initials). Separate additional authors with comma.

  2. Publication date (year for scholarly journals, year/month for magazines, and year/month/day for newspapers), and citation date [cited (year abbreviated month day)] (if online).

  3. Title: subtitle of article or column, capitalizing only the first word of the title, subtitle and any proper nouns.

  4. Title of periodical, ISO abbreviated if possible. Use the NCBI Journal Database to find any appropriate abbreviations. [Internet] (if accessed online). 

  5. Issue information (volume title and/or issue number); Section number(column number) if newspaper

  6. Page numbers (where appropriate).

  7. Available from: URL (if online)

  8. DOI


Basic Layout

Author Lastname, Initials. Publication date [cited date if online]. Article Title: Subtitle. Title of publication [Internet]. Volume title/number(issue #) or Section (column): page numbers. Available from:URL and/or DOI.


Physical Article

Olson HA. 2006. Codes, costs, and critiques: The organization of information in Library Quarterly, 1931-2004. Libr. Q.  76(1): 20.

Losos JB.
2001 Mar. Evolution: A lizard's tale. Sci Am. 284(3): 64-69.

Yoon CK.
2000 Dec 26. DNA clues improve outlook for red wolf. New York Times. Sect. F:10 (col. 1).

Online-Accessed Article

Lewis J. 1998 [cited 2007 May 31]. 'Tis a misfortune to be a great ladie’: maternal mortality in the British aristocracy, 1558-1959. Journal of British Studies [Internet]. 37(1): 26-53. Available from:

Meban D. 2008 [cited 2013 Sept 2]. Temple building, Primus language, and the proem to Virgil’s third Georgic. Classical Philology [Internet]. 103(2): 135. doi:10.10.86/590066.