Developed by the American Chemical Society, ACS citation is used for citing sources in chemistry academic papers. The referencing style uses both numbered and author-date systems. However, in this blog, we will take a look at how the sources need to be cited in the reference list.
If you want to cite a book, the template is provided below.
The Name of the author. The Name of the Book. Edition Number; Name of the publication, Location of publication, year of publication; page number
Pecunia, V. Organic Narrowband Photodetectors; Materials, devices and applications RV Publications, Washington 2019; pp 96-105
You can verify the result from any online ACS citation machine.
- Online Magazine
Science magazines offer valuable information. If you want to cite it, follow the format below.
The Name of the authors. The Title of the article. The Name of the magazine/column [Online]. Date of publication, page number, URL of the site (date of access)
Aaron, S. Integrating sol-gel and carbon dots chemistry [Online]. August 2019, pp. 18-22 http://chemicalneuroscienceabc.org/ (accessed July 8, 2020)
If you are unable to understand it, you should take the help of ACS or APSA citation generator available online.
If you intend to cite a blog post or a website, this is how you must cite it.
The Title of the article. Year of publication. Name of the website. URL of the site. Date of access.
Nanocrystal Synthesis via Flow Chemistry Technology 2018. Top Research Projects http://www.ehf.com/avsdgw_jewhd=ejfi (accessed August 20, 2019)
Any ACS citation maker will provide you the same result.
If you wish to cite a journal, you have to abide by the following format.
The Name of the authors. Name of the article. Title of the Journal, year of publication, volume number, page number.
Ramirez, G., Chemistry 24*7, 2018, 17, 740-769
Once you practice this, you will get the hang of it. And, if you feel that the citation is incorrect, you should instantly check it up on an ACS citation generator.
Hopefully, you will face no further issues citing the sources as per ACS norms.