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The ACS Style Guide by Lorrin R. Garson (Editor); Anne M. Coghill (Editor)In the time since the second edition of The ACS Style Guide was published, the rapid growth of electronic communication has dramatically changed the scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publication world. This dynamic mode of dissemination is enabling scientists, engineers, and medicalpractitioners all over the world to obtain and transmit information quickly and easily. An essential constant in this changing environment is the requirement that information remain accurate, clear, unambiguous, and ethically sound. This extensive revision of The ACS Style Guide thoroughly examines electronic tools now available to assist STM writers in preparing manuscripts and communicating with publishers. Valuable updates include discussions of markup languages, citation of electronic sources, online submission ofmanuscripts, and preparation of figures, tables, and structures. In keeping current with the changing environment, this edition also contains references to many resources on the internet. With this wealth of new information, The ACS Style Guide's Third Edition continues its long tradition of providing invaluable insight on ethics in scientific communication, the editorial process, copyright, conventions in chemistry, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and writing style for any STMauthor, reviewer, or editor. The Third Edition is the definitive source for all information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts.
Call Number: QD8.5 .A25 2006
Typical ACS Journal Citation
A typical ACS journal citation follows the following basic style:
Bunnett, J. F.; Kearley, F. J., Jr.; J. Org. Chem., 1971, 36, 184-186.
The authors are listed last name, first initial(s).
The journal is italicized and listed in abbreviated form (more about that below).
The year is listed in bold font.
The journal volume is listed in italicized font.
The starting and ending pages are listed separated by a hyphen.
Sometimes you will see the article title given between the author names and the journal abbreviation, but usually not. This is because titles can be very long and include non-standard symbols or fonts. See Chapter 14 of the ACS Style Guide for more information.
Biological and clinical journals indexed in the AIM may have a different abbreviation, more info can be found on the linked page.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide
The complete American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide (3rd Edition, 2006) is available online at the links below. It is also available in print at Waterfield Library located in the bookcases next to the Information Desk.