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Physics: Writing, Citing, & Presenting

hydrogen spectrum

photo by Glenn Marsch. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


These books will help you learn how to write clearly.

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See our other guides for more information on writing in the sciences.


Many physics journals require slightly different citation styles and formatting, so it's best to check with your professor and see how he or she would like you to cite references in your papers.

One common way of citing in physics is AIP style:

Another citation format is APS style:


These books will help you present your research clearly.

get published

Duquesne students can submit their work for publication in Duquesne's new student-run journal The D.U. Quark. You can also become a peer reviewer, editor, or graphic designer for the journal. Find out more on their website.