Citation Guide

Creating a References Page at the End of the Paper: ACS Format

  • This is a separate page at the end of your paper. Each citation in the text must be listed on the References page; each listing on the References page must appear in the text.
  • The title of the page should be centered and labeled References.
  • List the citations in numerical order if cited by number (superscript or italics) or alphabetically if cited by author by author.
  • All text is double-spaced, just like the rest of the paper.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inch to create a hanging indent. To do this, go to the paragraph section under the home tab in Word. Click the arrow in the bottom right hand corner. This opens a box: under “special”, click on “hanging”. This creates the hanging format.