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Citation Style


Updated on / dernière mise à jour : 12/09/2023

The SISTO2 citation style is a widely used citation format for scientific papers, primarily in the field of biology. The style has its roots in the late 19th century when scientists were in need of a standardized way of acknowledging the sources used in their research. The rise of the modern scientific community, and the increasing number of published works, made it imperative for scientists to have a systematic way of crediting the sources they used.

The first formal citation style was introduced by the Council of Biology Editors (CBE) in 1929 and was known as the CBE style. The CBE style was later modified in 1960 to become the Council of Science Editors (CSE) style. This style became popular in the scientific community and was widely used in many universities and research institutions.

However, with the growing number of scientific publications and the increasing complexity of research, the CSE style was found to be insufficient and in need of further modification. In response to this, the SISTO2 citation style was introduced in the early 1980s as a more comprehensive and flexible citation style. The SISTO2 citation style was designed to cater to the needs of scientists in the fields of biology and related sciences, and provides a standardized way of citing sources in scientific papers.

It requires that all sources used in a paper be acknowledged in both the text and in a list of references. This list of references must be organized alphabetically and should include details such as the authors' names, the title of the work, the publication date and the name of the publisher. The SISTO2 citation style also requires that the references be formatted according to specific guidelines and that the reference list be placed at the end of the paper.

In conclusion, the SISTO2 citation style is an important component of the scientific publishing process, and provides a standardized way of acknowledging the sources used in scientific papers. It is widely used in the field of biology and is a critical tool for researchers who need to maintain the credibility and integrity of their work.



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