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American Chemical Society (ACS) Citations

When do I use ACS Citations?

ACS Citations are used mainly in Chemistry courses. Many UOIT professors may have a preference as to their citation style, and it is important to obtain their expectations for citations and referencing.

What do ACS Citations look like?

ACS Citations have different citation styles within the block of text. All three are accepted and are publicly used.

The first involves a citation with the name and year very similar to APA and CSE styles.

(McMillan et al., 2008).

When using the name-year style, your reference list is in alphabetical order at the end of your document.

Alternate methods involve numerically relating your references to the list with superscript 12, or in parentheses and italicized (12 ).

Many bacteria and fungi show the ability to oxidize exocellular glucose and gluconic acid to 2-OGcA (12 ).

Many bacteria and fungi show the ability to oxidize exocellular glucose and gluconic acid to 2-OGcA. 12

In the numbered citations method, you list your sources in order of occurrence. This is similar to the IEEE method or the Citation-Sequence Method to the CSE Citations.

For more information, see the ACS official website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en.html