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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: B. Two-Ten Authors

Brief Guides to CSE Style

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

Two-Ten Authors

The general format and example below refers to a book with two-ten authors.

When there are ten or fewer authors, list them all, including the tenth author.  List the names of the authors in the order in which they appear in the text.

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. Title of book. Edition. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. Number of pages p.

Example

In-Text Citation for Two Authors:
(Lewontin and Levins 2007)

In-Text Citation for Three or More Authors:
(Lewontin et al. 2007) 

Reference List:
Lewontin RC, Levins R. 2007. Biology under the influence: dialectical essays on ecology, agriculture, and health. New York (NY): Monthly Review Press. 400 p.

Online CSE Guides

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