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Scientific Style and Format, 8th edition, now available

Available in print and now online for the first time from the University of Chicago Press, publishers of the Chicago Manual of Style

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CHICAGO, IL−The University of Chicago Press and the Council of Science Editors announce the publication of Scientific Style and Format, The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, Eighth Edition. The most recognized, authoritative reference source on scientific editorial style and publishing practices for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators will also be available as an online reference for the first time in the publication's history. The official publication date is May 1, 2014.

"We are pleased to partner with the Council of Science Editors to bring the 8th edition of Scientific Style and Format out in a new online format," said Garrett Kiely, director of the University of Chicago Press. "We've had a terrific response to The Chicago Manual of Style Online from our subscribers, and trust SSF users will be thrilled with the added functionality that the digital reference provides."

The eighth edition has a number of important changes including:

  • A revised citation system

  • Up-to-date coverage of technologies related to both scientific research methods and publishing practices

  • Updated discussion of plagiarism and other aspects of academic integrity

  • Full coverage of Creative Commons and other developments in copyright law

  • Changes in stylistic recommendations that are consistent with the recommendations of authoritative international bodies

"An integral part of our mission is to help editors navigate the continually changing terrain of scientific style," said Tim Cross, incoming president of the Council of Science Editors. "We're excited to offer the latest edition of a definitive resource that has done this for over 50 years."

Scientific Style and Format is available wherever books are sold in a beautiful hardcover edition for $70.00 Scientific Style and Format Online is available as an annual subscription for $50.00. Discounts are available on print and online bundle purchases available at checkout. Go to for more information about pricing, features, or to sign up for a free 30-day trial.


About University of Chicago Press

Founded in 1891, the University of Chicago Press is the largest American university press. The Press publishes approximately 250 books and 50 journals each year in both electronic and print format and is the home of The Chicago Manual of Style Online.

About the Council of Science Editors

The Council of Biology Editors (CBE) was established in 1957 by joint action of the National Science Foundation and the American Institute of Biological Sciences. CBE became the Council of Science Editors (CSE) on January 1, 2000. The new name, which was voted on by the membership during 1999, more accurately reflects our expanding membership. Today, CSE enjoys close relationships with a number of scientific publishing organizations, both national and international, but it functions autonomously, relying on the vigor of its approximately 1,000 members to attain the goals of the organization.

Any individual interested in the purpose of CSE is eligible for regular membership. Visit for more information and to apply.

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