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Publications Handbook and Style Manual

Dissemination of information is one of the primary functions of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). A key component to dissemination is consistent, concise presentation of information.

The Publications Handbook and Style Manual serves as a guide for authors in preparing manuscripts and other material submitted for publication by ASA-CSSA-SSSA. It should be used as a primary source for writing, style, editing, and procedures for ASA-CSSA-SSSA publications. You can download a full copy here or individual chapters below.

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1. Manuscript Preparation PDF

2. Style PDF

3. Specialized Terminologies PDF

4. Statistical Design and Analysis PDF

5. Tables and Figures PDF

6. Mathematics and Numbers PDF

7. Units and Measurement PDF

8. Journal Procedures PDF

9. Books and Other Publications PDF

10. Copyright and Permission to Publish PDF



Appendix A: Abbreviations for References PDF

Appendix B: Online Resources PDF

Appendix C: Software Papers and Case Studies PDF


References and Selected Bibliography PDF