The CSE Manual 9th Edition

Scientific Style and Format for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

Additional Resources

The works listed here are books and other sources useful in scientific writing, editing, and publishing. Additional sources, many of them with a narrower scope, are listed under “References” or “Additional References” at the end of each chapter.

Style Manuals


Australian Public Service Commission. Style manual. Commonwealth of Australia; c2022.

The Chicago manual of style: the essential guide for writers, editors, and publishers. 17th ed. The University of Chicago Press; 2017. Also available at

Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Yale Law Journal, compilers. The bluebook: a uniform system of citation. 21st ed. The Harvard Law Review Association; 2020. Also available at

Hacker D, Sommers N. A pocket style manual. 9th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s; c2021.

Kanigel R, editor. The diversity style guide.

Lunsford AA. Easy writer: a pocket guide. 8th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s; c2022.

Modern Language Association. MLA handbook. 9th ed. Modern Language Association of America; 2021.

New Hart’s rules: the Oxford style guide. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press; 2014.

Public Services and Procurement Canada, Translation Bureau. Writing tips plus; [modified 5 May 2022].

Skillin ME, Gay RM. Words into type. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall; 1974.

Strunk W, White EB. The elements of style. 4th ed. Simon and Schuster Trade; 1999.

Turabian KL. A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers. 9th ed. The University of Chicago Press; 2018.

US Government Publishing Office. Style manual: an official guide to the form and style of federal government publishing. US Government Publishing Office; 2016.

Virag K, editor. Editing Canadian English: a guide for editors, writers, and everyone who works with words. 3rd ed. Editors’ Association of Canada; 2015.

Waddingham A. New Oxford style manual. Oxford University Press; 2016.

Yin K. Conscious style guide.

Younging G. Elements of Indigenous style. Brush; 2018.


AIP style manual. 4th ed. American Institute of Physics; 1990.

American Society of Agronomy. Publications handbook and style manual. American Society of Agronomy; [updated November 2021]. Jointly published with the Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America.

ASA style guide. 6th ed. American Sociological Association; 2019.

ASM style manual for journals and books. American Society for Microbiology; 1991.

Banik GM, Baysinger G, Kamat PV, Pienta NJ, editors. ACS guide to scholarly communications. American Chemical Society; c2022.

Bates RL, Adkins-Heljeson MD, Buchanan RC, editors. Geowriting: a guide to writing, editing, and printing in earth science. 5th rev. ed. American Geological Institute; 2004.

Browner WS. Publishing and presenting clinical research. 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; c2012.

Day RA, Gastel B. How to write and publish a scientific paper. 9th ed. Greenwood; 2022.

Day RA, Sakaduski N. Scientific English: a guide for scientists and other professionals. 3rd ed. Greenwood; 2011.

Gustavii B. How to write and illustrate a scientific paper. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press; 2008.

Hall GM, editor. How to write a paper. 5th ed. BMJ Books; 2012.

Hansen WR, editor. Suggestions to authors of the reports of the United States Geological Survey. 7th ed. United States Geological Survey; 1991.

Huth EJ. Writing and publishing in medicine. 3rd ed. Williams & Wilkins; 1999.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; [updated 2022 May]

JAMA Network Editors. AMA manual of style: a guide for authors and editors. 11th ed. Oxford University Press; 2020. Also available at

Lang TA, Secic M. How to report statistics in medicine: annotated guidelines for authors, editors, and reviewers. 2nd ed. American College of Physicians; 2006.

Matthews JR, Matthews RW. Successful scientific writing: a step-by-step guide for the biological and medical sciences. 4th ed. Cambridge University Press; 2014.

McMillan VE. Writing papers in the biological sciences. 7th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s; 2021.

Montgomery SL. The Chicago guide to communicating science. 2nd ed. The University of Chicago Press; 2017.

Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers. 2nd ed. National Library of Medicine; 2007 [updated 2015 Oct 2].

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 7th ed. American Psychological Association; 2020.

Swanson E, O’Sean A, Schleyer A. Mathematics into type. Updated ed. American Mathematical Society; 1999.

Terryberry KJ. Writing for the health professions. 2nd ed. XanEdu; 2017.

Waldron A, Judd P, Miller V, editors. Physical Review style and notation guide. American Physical Society; 1983 [revised 1993 Feb; minor revision 2005 Jun; minor revision 2011 Jun].

Wheatley D. Scientific writing and publishing: a comprehensive manual for authors. Cambridge University Press; 2021.

WHO style guide. 2nd ed. World Health Organization; 2013.

Wilkins GA. IAU style manual. International Astronomical Union; 1989.

Zeiger M. Essentials of writing biomedical research papers. 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division; 2000.

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