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ACS style

The ACS style is a set of standards for writing documents relating to chemistry, including a standard method of citation in academic publications, developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The printed versions of the ACS style manual are entitled ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, 3rd ed. (2006), edited by Anne M. Coghill and Lorrin R. Garson, and ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors (1997).

Citation format

Abbreviations

Titles of journals are abbreviated; e.g.:

Article published in a journal
  • Last Name, First Initial.; Last Name, First Initial. Journal. Year, Volume, Pages.
Example of a journal citation

Further reading

  • Anne M. Coghill (Editor), Lorrin R. Garson (Editor). The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. 3rd ed. American Chemical Society, 2006. doi:10.1021/bk-2006-STYG. ISBN .

External links

  • ACS Style Guidelines


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