ACS Photonics Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)

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How to do citations in ACS Photonics style?

This is the Citationsy guide to ACS Photonics citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in ACS Photonics.

cite ACS Photonics  — Referencing Guide

How do you cite a book in the ACS Photonics referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in ACS Photonics

Here’s an example book citation in ACS Photonics using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. Title, Edition.; Editor Last Name, E. F. N., Ed.; Publisher: City, 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
ACS Photonics citation:
Angelou, M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed.; Random House: New York, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in ACS Photonics looks like this: 1

How to reference a journal article in the ACS Photonics citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in ACS Photonics format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the ACS Photonics citation format.

Here’s a ACS Photonics journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F.; Author3 LastnameA. F. Title. Container 2000, Volume (Issue), pages Used.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in ACS Photonics:
Petit, C.; Sieffermann, J. Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?. 2007, 18 (1), 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a website in a paper in ACS Photonics style?

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do a fair amount of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper in ACS Photonics, follow this simple guide

Here’s an ACS Photonics example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F.; Author2 LastnameA. F. Title (accessed Oct.1, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President (accessed Oct.1, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video ACS Photonics in 2022

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in ACS Photonics

Here’s a ACS Photonics citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. Title (accessed Oct.1, 2022).
So how to cite a video ACS Photonics?
Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out (accessed Oct.1, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using ACS Photonics referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in ACS Photonics

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in ACS Photonics.
Lastname, F. Title, 2000.
Podcast referencing example in ACS Photonics using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 640: Five Women, 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a piece of music or a song using ACS Photonics referencing style?

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in ACS Photonics

An example song citation in ACS Photonics.
Lastname, F. Song Title; 2000.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in ACS Photonics:
The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun; 1969.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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