If you are writing for publication, follow the style guidelines specified by the journal to which you are submitting your article. If no specific guidelines are given, choose a stylebook such as the Suggestions to Authors ... of the United States Geological Survey or the Chicago Manual of Style, below.
Hansen, Wallace R., ed. Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the United States Geological Survey (Online version)
7th ed. Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1991
Kresge Ref. QE 48.85 .S84 1991
Bates, Robert Latimer. Writing in Earth Science.
Alexandria, Va. : American Geological Institute, c1988.
Kresge Ref. QE48.85 .B37 1988
Cochran, Wendell, Peter Fenner, and Mary Hill, eds. Geowriting : A Guide to Writing, Editing, and Printing in Earth Science.
5th ed. (Rev.) Alexandria, Va. : American Geological Institute, 2004
Kresge Ref. QE48.85 .G44 2004
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