Style and Citation Manuals

AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) Style Resources

From the AAPG website:

Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has been a pillar of the worldwide scientific community. The original purpose of AAPG, to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today.

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Style Resources

From the ACM website:


ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

ACS (American Chemical Society) Style Resources

From the ACS Website:

Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, we are the world’s largest scientific society. Our mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Our vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

AIP (American Institute of Physics) Style Resources

From the AIP website:

AIP Publishing lives by a promise to researchers: to ensure that all findings with the potential to advance the physical sciences are presented, promoted, and permanently available as the building blocks of future discoveries.

AMA (American Medical Association) Style Resources

From the AMA Website:

Everything you need to produce well-organized and clear manuscripts.  The AMA Manual of Style is a must-have guide for anyone involved in medical and scientific publishing.

ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Style Resources

From the ASCE website:

ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society's economic and social engine - the built environment - while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Style Resources

From the ASME website:

ASME primarily uses the Chicago Manual of Style for reference format.  Authors are encouraged to seek out precise instructions here.  ASME does not allow references to Wikipedia.

Citing Medicine (National Library of Medicine) Style Resources

From the U.S. National Library of Medicine website:

Citing Medicine provides assistance to authors in compiling lists of references for their publications, to editors in revising such lists, to publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors, and to librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations.

Scientific Style and Format

From the Scientific Style and Format website:

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.

SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration) Style Resources

Visit the SME website.

SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Style Resources

From the SPE website:

SPE is the largest individual member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.

Vancouver Style Resources

Vancouver is also known as the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.  It follows rules from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Please see this guide from Monash University for more instruction on Vancouver citation style.

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