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.


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


(1) Standards, I. Product Lifecycle Management | OSRAM (accessed Apr 29, 2015).

In-text citation

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




considers the entire life cycle of a product from raw material extraction and acquisition, through energy and material production and manufacturing, to use and end-of-life treatment and final disposal 1

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