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Citation Management and Style Guides
Scientific Style and Format by For more than fifty years, authors, editors, and publishers in the scientific community have turned to Scientific Style and Format for authoritative recommendations on all matters of writing style and citation. Developed by the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the leading professional association in science publishing, this indispensable guide encompasses all areas of the sciences. Now in its eighth edition, it has been fully revised to reflect today?s best practices in scientific publishing. Scientific Style and Format citation style has been comprehensively reorganized, and its style recommendations have been updated to align with the advice of authoritative international bodies. Also new to the eighth edition are guidelines and examples for citing online images and information graphics, podcasts and webcasts, online videos, blogs, social networking sites, and e-books. Style instructions for physics, chemistry, genetics, biological sciences, and astronomy have been adjusted to reflect developments in each field. The coverage of numbers, units, mathematical expressions, and statistics has been revised and now includes more information on managing tables, figures, and indexes. Additionally, a full discussion of plagiarism and other aspects of academic integrity is incorporated, along with a complete treatment of developments in copyright law, including Creative Commons. For the first time in its history, Scientific Style and Format will be available simultaneously in print and online at www.scientificstyleandformat.org. Online subscribers will receive access to full-text searches of the new edition and other online tools, as well as the popular Chicago Manual of Style Online Forum, a community discussion board for editors and authors. Whether online or in print, the eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format remains the essential resource for those writing, editing, and publishing in the scientific community.
Publication Date: 2014-05-07
The Chicago Manual of Style by **The 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been superseded by the 17th edition.** While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century. The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book--including a return to the Manual's popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters.
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
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ISI Journal Citation Reports
A comprehensive resource that allows users to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from scholarly and technical journals from publishers in over 80 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences.
Campus Open Access Policy [pdf]
As of May 14, 2016, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign claims a non-exclusive license to all scholarly articles produced by its faculty.
Open Access Publishing Fee (APC) Waivers and Reductions
Waivers and reductions available to UIUC authors for open access publishing.
The Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing offers consultations, workshops and lectures on copyright, and online guides and information for educators, researchers, and students.
Starting a new journal or working to move a print journal online?
Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN) Journals
IOPN offers journal publishing services to members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community and established, high-quality scholarly communities with strong disciplinary ties to the university. At least one member of the editorial board must be affiliated with the University of Illinois at the time the journal begins publication with IOPN. Visit page to check the criteria and access the Journal proposal form.
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How to obtain an ISBN for a Books
This Information from the U.S. ISBN may be helpful if you or on organization you're working with do not already have a system in place for obtaining ISBNs for books.
Obtaining DOIs for articles
Publishers can join CrossRef to assign DOIs to articles and other published objects. There is a fee for membership and for assigned DOIs. Alternatively, publishers can work with existing members of CrossRef, such as the Illinois Open Publishing Network, and use their platforms for online publication.
Obtaining DOIs for Data
You can use the services of the Illinois Research Data Service, including the Illinois Data Bank and our membership in Dryad to publish datasets and obtain Datacite DOIs for them.
Author identifiers and profiles