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ACS - Referencing Guide

Book Chapters


•  These examples are for chapters or parts of edited works in which the chapters or parts have individual titles and author/s, but are included in collections or textbooks edited by others.

  If the editors of a work are also the authors of all of the included chapters, then it should be cited as a whole book using the examples given for Books.

  Titles and subtitles are given maximal capitalisation.

  Book titles and subtitles are italicised.


Standard format for citation

#. Author of Part, A. A.; Author of Part, B. B. Title of Chapter or Part. In Title: Subtitle of Book, Edition (if not the first); Editor, A. A., Editor, B. B., Eds.; Publisher: Place of publication,Year; pp page numbers.


Chapter in an edited book

1. Almlof, J.; Gropen, O. Relativistic Effects in Chemistry. In Reviews in Computational Chemistry; Lipkowitz, K. B., Boyd, D. B., Eds.; VCH: New York, 1996; Vol. 8, pp 206-210.

2. Ford H. L.; Sclafani R. A.; Degregori J. Cell Cycle Regulatory Cascades. In Cell Cycle and Growth Control: Biomolecular Regulation and Cancer, 2nd ed.; Stein G. S., Pardee A. B., Eds.; Wiley-Liss: Hoboken, NJ, 2004; pp 42-67.

Article in an encyclopaedia

3. Dorfman, J. R. Kinetic Teory: Transport and Fluctuations. In Encyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry; edited by John H. Moore, J. H., Spencer, N. D., Eds.; Institute of Physics: Bristol, U.K., 2001; Vol. 1, pp 573-595.

Article in an encyclopaedia: No author

4. Polybenzimidozoles. In Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, 9th ed.; Considine, D. G., Kulik, P. H., Eds.; Wiley-Interscience: New York, 2002; Vol. 2, p 2807.

See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, books, book chapters and web pages.