I am trying to submit an article in Plant Ecology and Diversity journal. They accept LaTeX format. Here is the Author's Guidelines. However, they use CSE citation style. They didn't provide any LaTeX template or .bst file for citation. I searched a lot in the web, but it seems that only this style is missing. I know I could make the custom .bst file with makebst, but I never tried that.

Any help will be appreciated.

Note: I found couple of related posts about it in this forum However, those discussions didn't reach any solution to this problem. Here are the links of those posts.

  1. Is there a current bibtex file for CSE citation style?
  2. Biblatex Style or Package for Council of Science Editors Citation Format
  • can you link to the author guidelines where LaTeX is mentioned? – Johannes_B Dec 28 '15 at 16:32
  • I added Author's Guideline link. – Harun Rashid Dec 28 '15 at 16:41
  • Did you try to run the makebst utility to create a bibliography style file that implements the CSE guidelines? – Mico Dec 28 '15 at 17:18
  • Perhaps I will do that. But I was hoping that someone might have already created that style. – Harun Rashid Dec 28 '15 at 17:27

inally I run the makebst utility and manage to get a .bst file for CSE style. It looks good. I tested it for journal article, book and book-section, Ph.D. and Master's thesis (which I need at this moment). Note: I used the following code in the preamble


Thank you, Harun for the kind sharing!

I found there is a missing period after the journal name in the CSE.bst file uploaded here. I corrected it and here you are free to use:


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