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CSE Style Guide: Technical Reports

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.

Technical Reports

In citing a technical report, be sure to:

  • identify both the sponsoring and performing organizations (see
  • include any report, contract, or grant numbers.
Material Type           In-text Citation              End Reference                                                        
Technical report (print)  (Riley 1979)

Riley MH. 1979. Equations of powered rocket ascent and orbit trajectory. Washington (DC): Naval Research Laboratory (US). Report No.: 8237. 


Technical report (online) (Hoff and Niu 2009) Hoff PD and Niu X. 2009. A covariance regression model. [Internet]. [cited 2011 Mar 20]. Seattle (WA): Department of Statistics, University of Washington. Report No.: 565. Available from