CBE Style Guide

Style Guide for Bibliographies and Footnotes
Based on Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, Sixth Edition [T11 S386 1994]
This guide lists examples using the scientific style. If you need additional help, copies of the CBE Manual are available at the following libraries:
Fisheries-Oceanography, Friday Harbor, Natural Sciences, Bothell, and Tacoma. This guide shows examples from the name-year system. For
information about the citation-sequence system, consult the print CBE Manual.
In the CBE style system of references, journal titles are abbreviated. The CBE Manual lists many of the standard words in journal titles with their
abbreviations. Other sources to consult include the BIOSIS Serial Sources, the International Directory of Serial Publications in Aquatic Sciences and
Fisheries, and the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI). Check the UW Libraries Catalog for detailed call number and location information.
Type of Entry
Book — Single Author
Schlesinger WH. 1997. Biogeochemistry: an
analysis of global change. 2nd ed. San Diego (CA):
Academic Press. 588 p.
(Schlesinger 1997)
Book — Volume with Separate Title
Ridgway SH, Harrison R. 1999. Handbook of
marine mammals. Volume 6, The second book
of dolphins and the porpoises. San Diego (CA):
Academic Press.
(Ridgway and Harrison 1999)
Book — Organization as Author
[NRC] National Research Council, Committee
on Protection and Management of Pacific
Northwest Anadromous Salmonids, Board
on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,
Commission on Life Sciences. 1996. Upstream:
salmon and society in the Pacific Northwest.
Washington: National Academy Press. 452 p.
(NRC 1996)
Proceedings — Title Different from
Conference Name
Bartlett D, Smith, J, editors. 2005. GIS for
coastal zone management. CoastGIS ’01
Conference; 2001 June 18-20; Halifax, Canada.
Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press. 310 p.
(Bartlett and Smith 2005)
Type of Entry
Journal Article
(continuous pagination)
Norton JE, Ashley MV. 2004. Genetic variability and population structure
among wild Baird’s tapirs. Anim Conserv 7:211-220.
(Norton and Ashley 2004)
Journal Article
(paginated by issue)
Hamilton JB, Curtis GL, Snedaker SM, White KW. 2005. Distribution of
anadromous fishes in the upper Klamath River watershed prior to hydropower
dams—a synthesis of the historical evidence. Fisheries 30(4):10-19.
(Hamilton and others 2005)
U.S. Government Report
Schick RS, Edsall AL, Lindley ST. 2005. Historical and current distribution of
Pacific salmonids in the Central Valley, CA. Santa Cruz (CA): US Department
of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service, Santa Cruz Laboratory.
Report nr NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-369.
(Schick and others 2005)
Electronic Journal Article
Moragues E, Traveset A. Effect of Carpobrotus spp. on the pollination success of
native plant species of the Balearic Islands. Biol Conserv [Internet]. 2005 [cited
2005 May 31];122:611-619. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2004.09.015
(Moragues and Traveset 2005)
Electronic Book
[NRC] National Research Council, Committee on Undergraduate Biology
Education to Prepare Research Scientists for the 21st Century. 2003. Bio2010:
transforming undergraduate education for future research biologists [Internet].
Washington: National Academies Press; 2003 [cited 2005 May 31]. Available
from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309085357/html/. Also available in paper
copy from the publisher.
(NRC 2003)
Web Site
ActionBioscience [Internet]. [AIBS] American Institute of Biological Sciences;
c2000-2005 [cited 2005 May 31]. Available from: http://www.actionbioscience
(AIBS 2005)
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