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ACS - Referencing Guide

Books

Information

  Only the author's initials are included regardless of the presentation of the author's name in the source document.

  All authors or editors are listed unless the source document lists only primary authors followed by et al.

  Titles and subtitles of books are given maximal capitalisation.

  Capitalise the "v" in Volume for a book title.

  Information about places of publication should folllow the guidelines for place names.

Format

Standard format for citation

Authored work:

#. Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Title: Subtitle, Edition (if not the first); Series; Publisher: Place of publication, Year; Vol. (if a multivolume work), pp page number(s) (if appropriate).

 

Edited work:

#. Editor, A. A., Editor, B. B., Eds. Title: Subtitle, Edition (if not the first); Series; Publisher: Place of publication, Year; Vol. (if a multivolume work), pp page number(s) (if appropriate).

Examples

Single author or editor

1. Schmidt, L. D. The Engineering of Chemical Reactions, 2nd ed.; Oxford University Press: New York, 2005; pp 71-88.

2. Hoppert, M. Microscopic Techniques in Biotechnology; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2003; pp 145-158.

3. Stocker, J. H., Ed. Chemistry and Science Fiction; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 1998.

Two or more authors or editors

4. Metzler, D. E.; Metzler, C. M. Biochemistry: The Chemical Reactions of Living Cells, 2nd ed.; Harcourt/Academic Press: San Diego, CA, 2003.

5. Sutton, R.S.; Rockett, B.; Swindells, P. G. Chemistry for the Life Sciences, 2nd ed.; CRC: Baton Roca, FL, 2009.

6. Beale, J. M. Jr., Wilson, C. O., Eds. Wilson and Gisvold's Textbook of Organic Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 12th ed.; Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA, 2011.

Later edition

7. Timberlake, K. C. Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, 10th ed.; Pearson Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2009.

8. Graham Solomons, T. W.; Fryhle, C. B. Organic Chemistry, 9th ed.; John Wiley: Hoboken, NJ, 2008; pp 827-832.

No author

9. McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemistry, 2nd ed.; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2003; p 26.

Multivolume work

10. Carey, F. A.; Sundberg, R. J. Advanced Organic Chemistry, 5th ed.; Springer: New York, 2007; Vol. 2, pp 12-15.

Series

11. O'Connor, N.; Lewin, K.; Moore, S.; et al. Sediment Chemistry: Macroinvertebrate Fauna Relationships in Urban Streams; LWRRDC occasional paper 15/99; Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation: Canberra, ACT, 1999.

Organisation

12. American Chemical Society, Committee on Analytical Reageants. Reagent Chemicals: Specifications and Procedures, 10th ed.; Washington, DC, 2006.

Please Note: It is not necessary to repeat the publisher's name for a work compiled by the organisation that published it.

Government publications

13. Australia. Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage. Personal Monitoring of Selected Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): The Contribution of Woodsmoke to Exposure; Technical report no. 8; Canberra, ACT, 2004; pp 6-12.

14. Western Australia. Department of Consumer and Employment Protection. Hydrochloric Acid Bath Chemical Reaciton; Safety and Health Alert 25/95; Perth, WA, 1995.

15. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Environment Protection Mining and Manufacturing Industries, Australia, 2000–2001; ABS publication 4603.0; Canberra, ACT, 2002.

Please Note: Documents authored by government departments are cited following the jurisdiction they report to. Precede the department name with Australia., Western Australia., etc.  It is not necessary to repeat the publisher's name for a work compiled by the organisation that published it.

Scientific / Technical report

16. Griffin, E. A.; Verboom, W. H.; Allen, D. G. Paired Site Sampling for Soil Carbon Estimation: Western Australia, National Carbon Accounting System technical report No. 38; Australian Greenhouse Office: Canberra, ACT, 2003; pp 125-136.

Patent / Standard

17. Standards Australia. Safety in Laboratories: Microbiological Aspects and Containment Facilities; AS/NZS 2243.3:2002; January 9, 2002.