Citations

ACS Format: References

This information is based on the ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, Third Edition,2006.

 

Conventions:

  • Each citation includes the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI) abbreviation of the journal it appears in. All CASSI abbreviations are italicized and can be found on p. 288 of the ACS Style Guide.
  • Cite by the author’s last name, followed by their first and middle initials.
  • Use semicolons between the names of multiple authors.
  • Article titles are not required, but are often used.
  • In ACS journals, follow the capitalization of the original title.
  • In all other publications, capitalize the main words.
  • If specific page numbers are used, the abbreviation p or pp (without punctuation) is used and the page numbers follow.

 

Examples:

Book without editor:

1. James, D. C. Understanding the Biochemistry of Respiration; Cambridge: New York,

1991; pp 45-56.

 

Book with editor:

2. Coffin, B. J. Trihydric Alcohols, their Analogues and Derivatives and their Oxidation

Products: Trihydric Alcohols to Triketones. In Supplements to the 2nd Edition of:

Rodd’s Chemistry of Carbon Compounds; Ahsell, M.F., Ed.; Elservier Science

Publishers: Netherlands, 1983, pp 145-174.

 

Journal article:

3. Jianmin, G.; Liu, H.; Kool, E. Expanded-Size Bases in Naturally Sized DNA: Evaluation

of Steric Effects in Watson-Crick Pairing. J. Am. Chem. Soc2004, 126, 11826-

11831.

 

Government publication:

4. Solid Waste Management and Greenhouse Gases: A Life Cycle Assessment of

Emissions and Sinks; U.S. Environment Protection Agency, U.S. Government

Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2006.

 

Nonscientific magazines and newspapers:

5. Mandel, J. Chemistry Change in Batteries Could Make for Safer Electric Cars. The

New York Times, Aug 24, 2009, p D4.

 

Sample References Page:

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References

1. James, D. C. Understanding the Biochemistry of Respiration; Cambridge: New York, 1991; pp 45-56.

2. Coffin, B. J. Trihydric Alcohols, their Analogues and Derivatives and their Oxidation Products:

Trihydric Alcohols to Triketones. In Supplements to the 2nd Edition of: Rodd’s Chemistry of Carbon

Compounds; Ahsell, M.F., Ed.; Elservier Science Publishers: Netherlands, 1983, pp 145-174.

3. Jianmin, G.; Liu, H.; Kool, E. Expanded-Size Bases in Naturally Sized DNA: Evaluation of Steric

Effects in Watson-Crick Pairing. J. Am. Chem. Soc2004, 126, 11826-11831.

4. Solid Waste Management and Greenhouse Gases: A Life Cycle Assessment of Emissions and Sinks;

U.S. Environment Protection Agency, U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2006.

5.Mandel, J. Chemistry Change in Batteries Could Make for Safer Electric Cars. The New York Times,

Aug 24, 2009, p D4.