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In ACS publications, you may cite references in text in three ways:
1. By superscript numbers, which appear outside the punctuation if the citation applies to a whole sentence or clause.
2. By italic numbers in parentheses on the line of text and inside the punctuation.
3. By author name and year of publication in parentheses inside the punctuation (known as author–date).
A reference must include certain minimum data:
• Periodical references must include the author names, abbreviated journal title, year of publication, volume number (if any), and initial page of cited article (the complete span is better).
• Book references must include the author or editor names, book title, publisher, city of publication, and year of publication.
• For material other than books and journals, sufficient information must be provided so that the source can be identified and located.
In lists, references always end with a period
Doss, J., Solla, L., & Bérard, P. (2006). References. In The ACS Style Guide (pgs 287-341). DOI:10.1021/bk-2006-STYG.ch014