Basic Guides to Scientific Style

This page lists specialized guides to citation formatting and other documentation in the natural and physical sciences at W&L, particularly biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and psychology.

In addition, the following two online guides offer general information of writing and formatting in the sciences.

Recommended Citation Styles for Biology

Your professor may require you to use the citation style of a particular scientific journal. These books can help, but may not give you information on a specific journal's citation style. 

Recommended Citation Styles for Chemistry

Recommended Citation Styles

Recommended Citation Styles


American Psychological Association Style is used most frequently in psychology and social sciences.