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There are as many kinds of styles used for writing papers as there are journals.

In Japan, the Standards for Information of Science and Technology (SIST) sets out the general rules for writing scientific papers. You can refer to SIST when a style guide is not specified.

You should follow the directions given by your professor, or the style specified according to your major or target journal.



Style guides for Japanese journals

Standards for Information of Science and Technology (SIST)

http://sti.jst.go.jp/sist/

The Presentation of Scientific Papers (Japanese)

http://sti.jst.go.jp/sist/handbook/sist08/main.htm

This site provides a general method for writing elements of scientific papers such as the title, authors, the abstract, keywords, and so on.

 Description of Bibliographic References (Japanese)

http://sti.jst.go.jp/sist/handbook/sist02_2007/main.htm

“Rules and methods of reference: applying the Standards for Information of Science and Technology (SIST)”

Japan Science and Technology Agency

http://sti.jst.go.jp/sist/pdf/SIST_booklet2011.pdf

This is a guidebook explaining how to write a list of references

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Styles for overseas journals

The American Chemical Society

Quick Guide: ACS Citation Style [Pennsylvania State University]

http://www.libraries.psu.edu/content/dam/psul/up/pams/documents/QuickGuideACS.pdf

ACS Style Guide, 3rd ed. (2006) [on KULINE]

http://m.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/webopac/ufirdi.do?ufi_target=catdbl&ufi_locale=ja&pkey=BB02250265

ACS (American Chemical Society) Style Guidelines Quick Guide [UC Berkeley Library]

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/CHEM//acsstyle.html

ACS Style Guide, 2nd ed. (1997) [on KULINE]

http://m.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/webopac/ufirdi.do?ufi_target=catdbl&ufi_locale=ja&pkey=BB01132970

The ACS style guide: a manual for authors and editors.

Janet S. Dodd (ed.), Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society , c1997

KULINE http://m.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/webopac/ufirdi.do?ufi_target=catdbl&ufi_locale=ja&pkey=BB01132970

 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE Author Digital Tool Box

http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/authors_journals.html
This includes templates for writing papers in Transaction, LaTex, Word, etc.

 IEEE Editorial Style Manual

http://www.ieee.org/documents/stylemanual.pdf

 IEEE Citation Reference

http://www.ieee.org/documents/ieeecitationref.pdf

 The American Institute of Physics(AIP)

AIP Style Manual, 4th ed.

http://www.aip.org/pubservs/style/4thed/toc.html

 APSAmerican Physical Society 

Physical Review Style and Notation Guide

https://authors.aps.org/STYLE/

 The American Psychological Association(APA)

 APA Online http://apastyle.apa.org/

 APA Style Resources http://www.psywww.com/resource/apacrib.htm

 The Modern Language Association of America(MLA)

 Modern Language Association

(MLA) http://www.mla.org

A Guide to MLA Documentation

This can be used for human and social sciences.

 Schaum's quick guide to writing great research papers

Laurie Rozakis [electronic book] 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill, 2007. (McGraw Hill professional)(Schaum's quick guides) (NetLibrary).

http://m.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/webopac/ufirdi.do?ufi_target=catdbl&ufi_locale=ja&pkey=BB03065424

 A guide to MLA documentation (8th ed.)

ジョゼフ F.トリマー著 ; 丸橋良雄, 日高真帆共訳. -- 英光社, 2011.

http://m.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/webopac/ufirdi.do?ufi_target=catdbl&ufi_locale=ja&pkey=BB03803988

This is a Japanese translation of “A guide to MLA documentation”.

 The Chicago Manual of Style Online. 16th ed.

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

For human and social sciences.

 The Chicago Manual of Style http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools.html

 Citations and Style Manuals (eReference) Florida State University Libraries

http://guides.lib.fsu.edu/citations

 This has a style guide for the APA (American Psychological Association), the MLA, Chicago, and RefWorks and Zotero manuals(Free).

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 Citation Tools

 Citation tools store a large number of style templates and can be used to easily standardize and change the reference style throughout your document. Examples of citation tools include RefWorks, EndNote Web, and EndNote.

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Lectures about academic writing and information retrieval

 An Introduction to Academic Information Literacy - Library & Web Usage -

http://www.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/modules/support/index.php?content_id=3

 川崎良孝編集『大学生と「情報の活用」: 情報探索入門』 増補版. 京都大学図書館情報学研究会, 2001.

http://m.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/webopac/ufirdi.do?ufi_target=catdbl&ufi_locale=ja&pkey=BB00685060

 (only in KU: http://www.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/modules/support/index.php?content_id=22 )