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This guide is for the formatting of references and footnotes.  It is a plain text version of the formatting in the ACS reference style guide.

Instructions for creating a footnote using the Wiki editor can be found in Help: Editing a page.

Contents

Reference style

Journal

Author, A. B.; Author, C. D. Title of Article. J. Abbrev. 19XX, vol, xx-yy.

NOTE: No punctuation in journal abbreviations except periods. No conjunctions, articles, or prepositions in journal abbreviations. No comma or semicolon before or after journal titles.  Use Chemical Abstracts abbreviations for journal names 

Magazine with dates instead of volume numbers

Author, A. B.; Author, C. D. Title of Article. Magazine Abbrev. October 26, 1995, p. 20.

Book without editors:

Author, A. B.; Author, C. D. Book Title; Series Name and number; Publisher: City, STATE (2 letters), year; Vol. 1, pp xx-yy.

NOTE: Edition follows title: Book Title, 2nd ed.;

Book with editors, no authors named:

Book Title; Editor, A. B.; Editor, C. D., Eds.; Series Name and number; Publisher: City, STATE (2 letters), year; Vol. 2, pp xx-yy.

Book with editors and authors named:

Author, A. B. In Book Title; Editor, C. D.; Ed.; Series Name and number; Publisher: City, STATE (2 letters), year; Vol. 3, pp xx-yy.

Patent

Author, A. B. U.S. Patent 3,123,456, year.

Electronic reference

About the Commercial Internet eXchange, http://www.acs.org. . For books, edition follows title: Book Title, 2nd ed.;