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ACS - Referencing Guide

Personal Communications


An entry should be given in the reference list for any form of personal communication including letters, telephone conversations, interviews and e-mails.

Details should include:

• The name of the person who is the source of your information.

• Any academic or professional affiliation.

The year of the communication.

Additional information about the date of the communication can be given if known.


Standard format for citation

#. Author, A. A. Affiliation, Location of Affiliated Institution (if applicable). Personal communication, Month, Year.


1. Saul, B. J. Chemistry Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Personal communication, July 2002.