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CHM 342 - Organic Chemistry (Dr. Allison)

ACS Style Guide

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Examples of Commonly Cited Items:

For more examples and source types, please visit Section 4.3 of the ACS Style Guide.

Please scroll down to view examples of format styles and example citations.  


Journal Articles

General Guidelines for Journal Articles

  • List authors' last names, followed by their initials. For multiple authors, place a semicolon between author names. 

  • Indent any lines beyond the first line of an entry. 

  • Use the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index to correctly abbreviate scientific journal titles.

  • Watch carefully where bold and italics are used in the examples below.

 


Electronic Journal Articles:

For online scholarly articles found electronically, use the following format:

Format 

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation [Online] Year, Issue, Inclusive Pagination. Complete URL (accessed Date).

Example

Foster, J. C.; Varlas, S.; Couturaud, B.; Coe, J.; O’Reilly, R. K. Getting into Shape: Reflections on a New Generation of Cylindrical Nanostructures’ Self-Assembly Using Polymer Building Block. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141 (7), 2742−2753. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08648

 

 

For articles found through an electronic database, include the database name in the citation. Replace the article's URL with that of the database.

Format

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation [Online], Date, Inclusive Pagination. Database Name. Complete URL of database (accessed Date).

Example

Lanzotti A.; Grasso M.; Staiano G.; Martorelli M. The Impact of Process Parameters on Mechanical Properties of Parts Fabricated in PLA with an Open-source 3-D Printer. Rapid Prototyp. J. 201521 (5), 604−617. DOI: 10.1108/RPJ-09-2014-0135 (accessed 2019)

Books

General Guidelines for Books

  • List authors by their last name, then a comma, then their first initial(s), e.g. Skinner, A.
  • Provide all the information you can find on a given item. Omit any pieces of a citation that do not apply to a particular item: for instance, the ACS Style Guide recommends providing series information and volume numbers, but don't worry about providing these for books that are not in a series or not multivolume works.
  • Watch carefully where bold and italics are used in the examples below.

 


Book in Print

Format

Author 1; Author 2; etc. Title of Book, Edition Number; Publisher: Location, Year; Volume number, pp Pages Used.

Examples

Frankel, F. Picturing Science and Engineering; MIT Press, 2018.

 

 

eBook

Format

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Book Title [Online]; Series Information (if applicable); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number (if applicable), Pagination. URL (accessed Month Day, Year).

Example

Hammond, C. The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction, 4th ed.; International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography, Vol. 21; Oxford University Press, 2015. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738671.001.0001

 

 

eBook Chapter

Format

Author 1; Author 2; etc. Title of Chapter. In Title of Book, Edition Number; Series Information; Publisher: Location, Year; Volume number, pp Pages Used.

Example

Hammond, C. Crystal Symmetry. In The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction, 4th ed.; International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography, Vol. 21; Oxford University Press, 2015; pp 99−134. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738671.003.0004

Web Sites

General Website

Format

Author, X (if any). Title of Site. URL (accessed Month Day, Year), other identifying information (if any).

Examples

ACS Publications Home Page. https://pubs.acs.org/ (accessed 2019-02-21).

 

 

Document Retrieved from Institutional or Agency Website

Format

Author 1; Author 2; etc. Title of Document, Year. Title of Site. URL (accessed Month Day, Year).

Examples

Adrian, B.; Dooley, O.; Huang, C.; Levkowitz, M. Tackling Bed Bugs: A Starter Guide for Local Government, 2016. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Web site. http://npic.orst.edu/pest/bedbug/tacklingbbstarterguide.pdf (accessed Nov 19, 2010).