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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: C. Technical Report

Brief Guides to CSE Style

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

Technical Report

The general format and example below refers to a technical report.

When a technical report is written by one organization and sponsored by another, include the name of the organization that performed the research in parentheses after the author, as well as the publication information for the sponsoring organization.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:
Author AA, Author BB. Date. Title of report. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher. Extent. Report No.: Notes.


In-Text Citation:
(Feller 1981)
Reference List:

Feller BA. 1981. Health characteristics of persons with chronic activity limitation, United States, 1979. Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US). Report No.: VHS-SER-10/137. Available from NTIS, Springfield, VA; PB88-228622.

Reference List, report written and published by different organizations:

Cooper LN (Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, RI). 1990. Theoretical and experimental research into biological mechanisms underlying learning and memory. Final progress report 1 Aug 88-31 Jul 89. Washington (DC): Air Force Office of Scientific Research (US). Report No.: AFOSR-TR-90-0672. Contract No.: AFOSR-88-0228; 2305; B4. Available from: NTIS, Springfield, VA; AD-A223615.

Online CSE Guides

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