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ACS - Referencing Guide

Journal Articles


  This information relates to journal articles from print sources.

  For journal articles from electronic sources, please see E-journals.

  Only the author's initials are given, regardless of the presentation of the author's name on the journal article.

  Include the names of all authors given.

  All titles are given maximal capitalisation.

  The titles of journals should be abbreviated as they appear in the CAplus Core Journal Coverage List. If a title does not appear in this listing, check the Chemical Abstracts Service source index (CASSI) and quarterly supplements which are shelved in the Reference Collection at South Wing Level 4 R  540 C517 5. Further information regarding journal title abbreviations can be found in the ACS Style Guide, 3rd ed., pp. 291, 294-295.

  The year of publication is given in bold.

  Volume and page numbers are given but not bolded or labeled.

  Volume numbers are italicised.

  For journals in which each issue begins with page 1, include issue information.

  To indicate a page range use 123-129, 126-134 or 111-222. If you refer to only one page, use only 111.


Standard format for citation

#. Author of article, A. A.; Author of article, B. B.; Author of article, C.C. Title of Article. Abbreviated Title of Journal  Year, Volume  (issue), page number(s).


Journal articles

1. Klinger, J. Influence of Pretreatment on Sodium Powder. Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 2755-2768.

2. Caruso, R. A.; Susha, A.; Caruso, F. Multilayered Titania, Silica, and Laponite Nanoparticle Coatings on Polystyrene Collodial Templates and Resulting Inorganic Hollow Spheres. Chem. Mater. 2001, 13, 400-409.

3. Berthod, A.; Ruiz-Angel, M. J.; Carda-Broch, S. Ionic Liquids in Separation Techniques. J. Chromatogr., A 2008, 1184 (1-2), 6-18.

Journal article: No author

4. Calculating Immunity. Sci. Am. 1999, 281 (3), 19.

Journal article: Organization as author

5. IARC Working Group. Phenoxy Acid Herbicides and Contaminants: Description of the IARC International Register of Workers. Am. J. Ind. Med. 1990, 18 (2), 39-45.

6. IFCC Working Group on Enzymes, Scientific Division. International Federation of Clinical Chemistry: IFCC Methods for Measurement of Catalytic Concentration of Enzymes. Clin. Chim. Acta 1999, 281 (1-2), S5-S39.

Journal article: Volume with supplement

7. Atkinson, R. Gas-phase Tropospheric Chemistry of Organic Compounds: A Review. Atmos. Environ. 2007, 41 (Suppl. 1), 200-240.

Journal article: Issue with supplement

8. Philip, J. R. The Theory of Inflitration: 1. The Infiltration Equation and Its Solution. Soil Sci. 2006, 171 (6, Suppl. 1), S34–S46.

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