Science Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)

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How to do citations in Science style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Science citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Science.

cite Science  — Referencing Guide

How do you cite a book in the Science referencing style? (2022 Guide)

A book citation in Science always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Science using placeholders:
F. N. Last Name, Title (Publisher, City, Edition., 2000), , .
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Science citation:
M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House, New York, ed. 1, 1969), , .
And an in-text citation book citation in Science looks like this: (1)

How to reference a journal article in the Science citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Science format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Science citation format.

Here’s a Science journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., Author3 LastnameA. F., Container, doi:DOI.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Science:
C. Petit, J. Sieffermann, , doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

How to cite a website in a paper in Science style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Science is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Science example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., Author2 LastnameA. F., Title (2000), , (available at
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President (2008), , (available at
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

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How to cite a YouTube video Science in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in Science

Here’s a Science citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, Title. YouTube (2000), , (available at
So how to cite a video Science?
Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube (2015), , (available at
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (1)

How to cite a podcast using Science referencing style

Citing a podcast in Science is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Science.
F. Lastname, Title (2000), , (available at
Podcast referencing example in Science using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 640: Five Women (2018), , (available at
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Science referencing style?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in Science

An example song citation in Science.
F. Lastname, Song Title (2000;, , .
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Science:
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun (1969;, , .
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

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