Much like the Chicago Manual of Style, The Manual of Scientific Style addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher.
Why cite? -- The basics of citation -- Chicago (or Turabian) citations -- MLA citations for the humanities -- APA citations for the social sciences, education, engineering, and business -- AAA citations for anthropology and ethnography -- CSE citations for the biological sciences -- AMA citations for the biomedical sciences, medicine, and nursing -- ACS citations for chemistry -- Physics, astrophysics, and astronomy citations -- Mathematics and computer science citations -- FAQs about all reference styles.
New sections have been added to the second edtion on IEEE and ASCE styles, often used in engineering. Each style is presented simply and clearly with examples drawn from a wide range of source types crossing all disciplines, from the arts and humanities to the sciences and medicine.