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.

Key:

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.

Template:

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

Example:

(1) Iisd.org,. What is Sustainable Development? https://www.iisd.org/sd/ (accessed Apr 30, 2015).

In-text citation

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

Template

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Example

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:

the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs." 1

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