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Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Citation Styles

There are several accepted citation styles/formats for research papers in physics and astronomy. For general guidance, see the ODU Libraries guide to citing sources (linked below). If you're unsure, ask your professor which style s/he prefers. If preparing a manuscript for submission to a specific journal, consult the journal's guidelines for formatting and style.

Citation Styles

American Astronomical Association:

American Institute of Physics:

American Psychological Association:

Chicago Manual of Style:

Council of Science Editors:

Modern Language Association:

Astronomy & Astrophysics (EDP Sciences):

Physical Review (The American Physical Society):

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