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ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication
Get help with your Works Cited List. See the References chapter for journal title abbreviations and directions for creating citations.

Stop at the Research Desk for help and to see the ACS style manual


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.