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Citation Guide for ACS

ACS Style Abbreviations

Commonly used journal title abbreviations include:

  • J. Am. Chem. Soc. – Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • J. Phys. Chem. – Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • J. Org. Chem. – Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Org. Lett. – Organic Letters
  • Phys. Rev. Lett. – Physical Review Letters
  • Tetrahedron – Tetrahedron
  • Tetrahedron Lett. – Tetrahedron Letters
  • Acc. Chem. Res. – Accounts of Chemical Research

For a more complete list, see the References chapter of the ACS Style Guide.

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