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CODEx Autumn 2019: Referencing

In this guide:

ACS (American Chemical Society) referencing style is recommended for your projects.

We also recommend using referencing software like EndNote, RefWorks or Mendeley. See when our workshops are running.

What is ACS referencing?

  • Number system

  • In-text referencing: use superscript1-5

  • Reference list:

    • Number sources consecutively based on the order they're mentioned
    • List all authors
    • Use Journal Abbreviation 
    • Double-space between the references
    • Titles may have capitalization of first word only or standard capitalization as show below

Reference List Example

1.        Brooks, G.; Franklin, S.; Avila, J.; Decker, S. M.; Baliu, E.; Rakitsky, W.; Piechocki, J.; Zdanis, D.; Norris, L. M. Reduced Fat Foods Containing High-Lipid Microalgae with Improved Sensory Properties. U.S. Patent 20100297331, November 25, 2010.

2.        Dominguez, H. Functional Ingredients from Algae for Foods and Nutraceuticals; Woodhead: Philadelphia, PA, 2013.

3.        Jeon, Y.-J.; Wijesinghe, W.; Kim, S.-K. Functional Properties of Brown Algal Sulfated Polysaccharides, Fucoidans. Adv. Food Nutr. Res. 2011, 64, 163-178.

4.        Bailey, R. Japan Insider: Green Foods in Japan. http://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/issues/2003-05/view_columns/japan-insider-green-foods-in-japan (accessed March 7, 2017).

5.        Law Library of Congress Restrictions on Genetically Modified Organisms: United States; Law Library of Congress: Washington, D.C. https://www.loc.gov/law/help/restrictions-on-gmos/usa.php (accessed March 7, 2017).


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