Chemistry information resources: Citing & writing

Chemistry and scientific style guides

  • Quick Guide: ACS Citation Style 
  • ACS style guide : effective communication of scientific information [online]
  • Chicago guide to communicating science [print
  • Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers [print]
Having a hard time decoding journal abbreviations?
Use UBC's Journal Abbreviation search tool or the CAS Source Index to figure out the full title of a journal from its abbreviation. E.g. Aust. J. Chem. is the Australian Journal of Chemistry.

Writing, publishing and presenting

  • The Oxford handbook on the science of science communication [online]
  • An Ethics of Science Communication [online]
  • Writing for science and engineering: papers, presentations and reports [print
  • Scientific writing and communication: papers, proposals, and presentations [print]
  • How to write and publish a scientific paper, 7th ed. [print
  • How to write and illustrate scientific papers [online
  • Write like a chemist: a guide and resource [print or online]
  • Presentation skills for scientists: a practical guide [online
  • Presenting science: a practical guide to giving a good talk [print]
  • Craft of scientific presentations: critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid [online]

Citation Management Tools

Citation or reference management tools collect your journal article, book, or other document citations together in one place, and help you create properly formatted bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds.  Citation management tools help you keep track of your sources while you work and store your references for future use and reuse.

Tools & information for authors

For more information on Authors' rights and Open Access, including the SFU Library Central Open Access Fund, see the Scholarly Publishing page.

Author guidelines by journal publisher

Copyright and author's rights