The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison

Numbered References


This section describes the numbered reference system and gives examples from one version of the system.* Ask your instructor what specific style to use.

Documentation styles for chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and medical sciences are summarized in James D. Lester, Writing Research Papers, 5th ed., pp. 231-237, available in the Writing Center.

*This version is used, with slight variations, in many journals and in two books on scientific writing: Robert A. Day's How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper and F. Peter Woodford's Scientific Writing for Graduate Students (both available in the Writing Center).