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CSE Style Guide: Newspaper Article

The Council of Science Editors (CSE) style guide is designed for the natural and physical sciences. IRSC students writing in these disciplines can use this guide.

Newspaper article

References to articles in newspapers are similar to those for journal articles with these exceptions:

  • Names of newspapers are never abbreviated (a leading "The" may be dropped).
  • If the newspaper title does not indicate the publication location, add the location in or after the title.
  • Section infomation replaces volume and issue information (for print).
  • Column location is added (for print).
Material Type           In-text Citation              End Reference                                                        

Newspaper article from print publication    

(Blinder 2011)

Blinder AS. 2011 Jan 31. The carbon tax miracle cure. New York Times. Sect. A:15 (col. 2).                                                        

Newspaper article from the Internet (freely available)

(Berger 2011)


Berger E. 23 Jan 2011. New blood test key to future of cancer treatment. Houston Chronicle.[Internet] [cited 2011 Feb 2]. Available from:

Newspaper article from a College database

(Behre 2010)

Behre R. 6 Dec 2010. Researcher has new energy solution. Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC).[Internet] [cited 2011 Jan 31]. In Americas Newspapers databas. Available from: