Royal Society of Chemistry Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Royal Society of Chemistry style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Royal Society of Chemistry 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 Royal Society of Chemistry.

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How do you cite a book in the Royal Society of Chemistry referencing style? (2022 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Royal Society of Chemistry

Here’s an example book citation in Royal Society of Chemistry using placeholders:
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F. N. Last Name, Title, Publisher, City, Edition., 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:
Royal Society of Chemistry citation:
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M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Random House, New York, 1st edn., 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Royal Society of Chemistry looks like this: 1

How to reference a journal article in the Royal Society of Chemistry citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Royal Society of Chemistry format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Royal Society of Chemistry citation format.

Here’s a Royal Society of Chemistry journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F., Container, 2000, Volume, 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 Royal Society of Chemistry:
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C. Petit and J. Sieffermann, 2007, 18, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a website in a paper in Royal Society of Chemistry style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in Royal Society of Chemistry

Here’s an Royal Society of Chemistry example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F., Title, https://www.example.com, (accessed October 1, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083, (accessed October 1, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video Royal Society of Chemistry in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Royal Society of Chemistry, all you need it the following

Here’s a Royal Society of Chemistry citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName, Title, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX, (accessed October 1, 2022).
So how to cite a video Royal Society of Chemistry?
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Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ, (accessed October 1, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using Royal Society of Chemistry referencing style

As the world goes digital, so does the way we learn. Podcasts have become an increasingly common source of knowledge. Here’s how to cite a podcast episode in Royal Society of Chemistry

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 Royal Society of Chemistry.
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F. Lastname, 2000.
Podcast referencing example in Royal Society of Chemistry using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life, 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Royal Society of Chemistry referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Royal Society of Chemistry is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

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


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