This page highlights some of the unique style manuals and style guides used within science, technology and other disciplines. In some cases, the discipline uses one of the standard styles (ex. Chicago), a style developed by a disciplinary association or organization (ex. American Chemical Society), or the guidelines established by journals in the discipline. These guides vary greatly and could include everything from the size of margins to the use of correct nomenclature. Information that may be of use for student papers would include citing references, paper formatting and writing tips.
This list is not meant to be exhaustive. For additional information, reach out to a subject librarian, or consult the Library Guide created for the specific subject area you need. Subject librarians often insert style guide information in their subject guides.
Discipline-Specific Style Guides
American Chemical Society - ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication
Council of Science Editors (CSE)/Council of Biology Editors (CBE):
Note: While the 6th edition is known as the CBE Manual, after its publication, CBE changed to CSE. As a result, subsequent editions are known as the CSE Manual.
ASC Proceedings Style Guide and Template
Note: This is for publication in EasyChair. There are links available to download files on paper format, sample author tables, and poster abstracts or presentations.
Communications and Journalism
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
Note: Online access to the 56th edition of the stylebook requires a subscription through AP's website.
Print access to the first edition: GA 108.7 .C55x 1992 [High Density Storage Collection] Stacks
Note: There is a second edition of the guide published in 2010, but ASU Library does not possess this copy.
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