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Elements of a Journal Article Citation

Diagram of a Journal Article Citation. The example citation here lists the following components, in the correct order for a citation: author, article title, journal title, date, volume, issue, and page numbers.

Common ACS Style Examples

Books

Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Book Title (italics), Edition (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Pagination.

Dill, K. A.; Bromberg, S. Molecular Driving Forces: Statistical Thermodynamics in Chemistry and Biology; Garland Science: New York, 2003.


Journal Articles

Basic Format:
Author, A. A; Author, B. B; Author, C. C. Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation (italics) [Online if online] Year (boldface), Volume (italics), Pagination.

Borman, S. Protein Sequencing For The Masses. Chem. Eng. News [Online] 2004, 82, pp 22-23.

The standard list of journal abbreviations is published in CASSI, the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index.


Websites

Basic Format:
Author, A. A. (if any). Title of Site. URL (accessed date), other identifying information. (No need to include URL of subscription sites).

ChemFinder.Com. http://chemfinder.cambridgesoft.com (accessed July 14, 2004).


See UC Berkeley Library's Online Guide for more examples

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