CSE is designed largely around referencing journal articles. Many, if not most or all, of the scientific journals can be abbreviated using CSE. In order to know how to use the abbreviated form of the journal, check the National Library of Medicine (NLM) catalog.
Search for the journal. The results will show you the correct CSE abbreviation. Appendix 29.2 in the CSE style manual will also list common English words and their abbreviations.
CSE has two alternative ways to cite (Citation-Sequence and Name-Year or Harvard Style). The difference is the placement of the Date of Publication. In Citation-Sequence, the date goes after the author(s). In Name-Year, it goes after the abbreviated journal name. See the CSE Style homepage for more information.
The General Form (Name-Year) Sec. 188.8.131.52:
Author(s). Date. Article Title. Abbreviated Journal name.
Volume(issue): page numbers.
Print - Scholarly Sec. 184.108.40.206:
Smart N, Fang ZY, Marwick TH. 2003. A practical guide to exercise
training for heart failure patients. J Card Fail. 9(1):49-58.
Print - non-scholarly Sec. :
McEvoy D. 2006 Oct 30. Little books, big success. Publishers
Print - article from a database Sec. 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.7:
Young DB, Perkins MD, Duncan K, Barry CE. 2008. Confronting the
scientific obstacles to global control of tuberculosis. J Clin Invest
[Internet]. [cited 2008 Nov 4]; 118(4):1255-1265. Available from
Academic Search Complete by subscription.
Web - article from publisher's website Sec. 22.214.171.124.1:
Penman B, Gupta S. 2008. Evolution of virulence in malaria. J Biol
[Internet]. [cited 2008 Nov 4]; 7(22). Available from:
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