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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


Titles of journals are abbreviated; e.g.:

  • J. Am. Chem. Soc.Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • J. Phys. Chem.Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • J. Phys. Chem. AJournal of Physical Chemistry (A, B, or C)
  • J. Org. Chem.Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Org. Lett.Organic Letters
  • Phys. Rev. Lett. – Physical Review Letters
  • TetrahedronTetrahedron
  • Tetrahedron Lett.Tetrahedron Letters
  • Acc. Chem. Res.Accounts of Chemical Research
  • Article published in a journal
  • Last Name, First Initial.; Last Name, First Initial. Journal. Year, Volume, Pages.
  • Example of a journal citation

    Deno, N. C.; Richey, H. G.; Liu, J. S.; Lincoln, D. N.; Turner, J. O. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1965, 87, 4533-4538.


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