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ACS (American Chemical Society) Citation Style Guide

General guidelines to ACS citation format

Technical Reports or Bulletins

Similar to Government publications, technical reports or bulletins can take a lot of different formats and the information provided to create a citation varies from document to document. For example, sometimes there are authors, other times there are not. If an item doesn't have a piece of information, such as an author, simply skip it. However, always include as much information as possible.

Confusingly, some technical reports or bulletins are government funded, or put out by government funded institutions. But, they are different from a full government publication.

Basic Format:

Author, A.; Author, B.; etc. Title of Report or Bulletin; Technical Report or Bulletin Number; Publisher: Place of Publication, Date; Pagination.


Krotulski, A.J.; Papsun, D.M.; et al. Potent Synthetic Opioid -Isotonitazene -Recently Identified in the Midwestern United States; Public Bulletin for the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education: Willow Grove, PA, November 2019.