Guide: How to cite a Journal in ACS style

Guide: How to cite a Journal in ACS style

Cite A Journal in ACS style

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Use the following template to cite a journal using the ACS citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the ACS style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Initial. Title. Publication Title Year Published, Volume number, Pages Used.


Finkel, E.; Eastwick, P.; Karney, B.; Reis, H.; Sprecher, S. Online Dating: A Critical Analysis From The Perspective Of Psychological Science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest 2012, 13, 3-66.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Online dating sites frequently claim that they have fundamentally altered the dating landscape for the better. (Finkel et al., 2012)

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