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Citation Style: CSE: Manuscript Format

General rules

General guidelines for manuscript format:

  • Use 8.5 by 11" white paper
  • Use a standard font such as Times New Roman or Arial and a font size of 12.
  • Leave margins of 1" on all sides of the page and do not justify the right margin.
  • Indent each new paragrah one half inch or 5 spaces.
  • Double space the paper. Check with your professor to see if he or she has spacing preferences for the Literature Cited page. 
  • Use a hanging indent for the Literature Cited page.

For more detailed rules, consult Chapter 8 of McMillan's Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences.

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