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Citation & Style Guides

ACS (AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY) CITATION GUIDES

To check journal abbreviations, use CASSI (Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index)

ACS: IN-TEXT CITATION AND REFERENCE LIST

SAMPLE ACS CITATIONS

Journal Articles
Author, A. A; Author, B. B; Author, C. C. Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation (italics) [Online if online] Year (boldface), Volume (italics), Pagination.

The standard list of journal abbreviations is published in CASSI, the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index.

Book
Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Book Title (italics), Edition (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Pagination.

Book with Editor(s):  Citing the Entire Book
Editor, A. A., Editor, B. B., Editor, C. C., Eds. Book Title (italics); Series Information (if any, including series number); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year.

Chapter from a Book Editor(s)
Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Chapter Title. In Book Title (italics); Editor, A. A., Editor, B. B., Eds.; Series Information (if any, including series number); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume number (if any), Pagination.

Encyclopedia Article
Article Title. Encyclopedia Name (italics), Edition number; Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number, Pagination.

Newspapers
Last name, First Name; Last Name, First Name. Article Title. Newspaper Title (italics), Complete Date, Pagination.

Websites
Author, A. A. (if any). Title of Site. URL (accessed date), other identifying information. (No need to include URL of subscription sites).