ACS is the citation style of the American Chemistry Society. Below you will find examples of various sources cited in ACS format. Scroll down to find the type of source you need to cite. if you need help!
Basic Format for ACS Citations
ACS publications have three options for in-text citations:
Generally, your references should be listed according to the following format:
Author's Last Name, First Initial. Title of the Article. Title of the Journal or its Abbreviation. Year.
Issue #, pages.
Examples by Source Type
Journal Article Without a DOI Number
Moles, E.; Kavallaris, M. A Potent Targeted Cancer Nanotherapeutic. Nature Biomedical Engineering. , 3, (4),
Journal Article With a DOI Number
Moles, E.; Kavallaris, M. A Potent Targeted Cancer Nanotherapeutic. Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2019, 3, (4),
Full Print Book
Kenakin, T. A Pharmacology Primer: Techniques for More Effective and Strategic Drug Discovery, 4th edition.;
Academic Press: Amsterdam ; Boston, 2014.
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