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Citation Styles: ACS - American Chemical Society

This guide gives an overview of the most common Citation styles along with information on parts of sources and DOIs

American Chemical Society

The ACS style is produced by the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS offes three different ways to make in-text references: with a superscript number,  a number in parentheses, or with author name and year of publication in parentheses.

While its emphasis is on chemistry, the ACS style is applicable to science, engineering, and medical disciplines. ACS style uses abbreviated journal names. Names should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI).

ACS Style Manual

What needs to be cited?

  • Exact wording taken from any source, including freely available websites
  • Paraphrases of passages
  • Summaries of another person's work
  • Indebtedness to another person for an idea
  • Use of another student's work
  • Use of your own previous work