This is the 2020 update to the 2006 ACS Style Guide. The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication covers everything from classic journal authoring topics, such as Organization of Your Article and Peer Review, to styling conventions needed for all scholarly communication, such as Chemical Nomenclature and Effective Writing and Word Usage, to Open Access & Open Science, Sharing Data, Communicating Safety Information, and Preprints.
For more than fifty years, authors, editors, and publishers in the scientific community have turned to Scientific Style and Format for authoritative recommendations on all matters of writing style and citation. Developed by the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the leading professional association in science publishing, this indispensable guide encompasses all areas of the sciences. Now in its eighth edition, it has been fully revised to reflect today's best practices in scientific publishing.