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BIOL 394: Junior Seminar: Citation Style

Recent advances in biology presented in a seminar format by Redlands faculty, seniors, and visiting scholars.

Writing Biology

American Scientist/Chicago Manual of Style

American Scientist Style Guidelines

Please spell out all units of measurement and explain any unusual measurement units. Include the first name and the institutional affiliation of anyone mentioned in the text. American Scientist’s editors require that bibliographic notes appear at the end of the text, rather than embedded. The magazine follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition author-date style for bibliographical entries, except that all publication names should be spelled out. Please note that American Scientist avoids acknowledgments of any kind at the end of feature articles and does not publish funding acknowledgments.

American Scientist publication guidelines

See citation samples and style in actual American Scientist articles.  Click on the link.  Type "American Scientist" in the "Find a journal, magazine, or newspaper" search box.  It's on the right side of the page, blue.

Why Cite?*

To Become a More Mature Thinker  |  To Recreate a Sense of Lively Debate  |  To Give Credit Where It's Due  |  To Lead Us to Further Research

When you cite a source, you show how your voice enters into an intellectual conversation and you demonstrate your link to the community within which you work. Working with sources can inspire your own ideas and enrich them, and your citation of these sources is the visible trace of that debt.

*An excerpt from the Yale College Writing Center's Using Sources

Organize Citations

Take me to Zotero!

Collect, manage, and cite all types of sources. Zotero is a free application that detects citation information when you view a book, article, or other item on your computer. With a click of your mouse you can grab, save, and organize your sources. Later you can add notes and event create bibliographies using Word or OpenOffice.