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ACS Style (American Chemical Society) ACS is a style of citation developed by the American Chemical Society and is used when writing research papers in the field of chemistry and other physical sciences. The following commonly used ACS citation examples provided in this quick guide have been taken from the “References” chapter found in The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, edited by Anne M. Coghill and Lorrin R. Garson. This particular chapter is published under an ACS AuthorChoice License, which permits the copying and redistribution of the chapter or any adaptations for non-commercial purposes.
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An ACS citation generator is an online tool that creates citations in the American Chemical Society (ACS) citation style. It does this automatically by taking in a key identifier for an article or document, such as a URL for websites, ISBN for books, or ISSN for journal articles. Then, it locates and formats the remaining details correctly according to the ACS citation style.