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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: C. More Than 10 Authors

Brief Guides to CSE Style

Printable brief guides to CSE style, Name-Year (N-Y). 

More Than 10 Authors

The general format and example below refers to a journal article with more than ten authors.

When there are more than ten authors, list the first ten followed by "et al."

Note that online journal articles have their own format.

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 et al. date)

Reference List:
Author AA, Author BB, Author CC, Author DD, Author EE, Author FF, Author GG, Author HH, Author II, Author JJ, et al. Year. Article title. Journal title. Volume (Issue): Page Numbers.

Example

In-Text Citation:
(Park et al. 2009)
 
Reference List:

Park KS, Kim YS, Kim JH, Choi BK, Kim SH, Oh SH, Ahn YR, Lee MS, Lee MK, Park JB, et al. 2009. Influence of human allogenic bone marrow and cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cell secreting trophic factors on ATP (adenosine-5 '-triphosphate)/ADP (adenosine- 5'-diphosphate) ratio and insulin secretory function of isolated human islets from cadaveric donor. Transplant Proc. 41(9): 3813-3818.

Online CSE Guides

The following web pages demonstrate the use of the Name-Year (N-Y) system.