Welcome to Scientific Style and Format Online, 8th Edition

Now in its eighth edition, the indispensable reference for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators in all areas of science and related fields has been fully revised by the Council of Science Editors to reflect today’s best practices in scientific publishing. This fully searchable online edition makes it easy to find the answers you need quickly. For more information on what’s new in the eighth edition click here.

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SSF Citation Quick Guide Students, researchers, writers: for help citing sources visit the quick guide to see examples of Scientific Style and Format citation style for common types of sources.

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