- References should be referenced according to the The ACS Style Guide published by Oxford University Press. For textile industry terminology/abbreviations not covered in The ACS Style Guide, refer to the “AATCC Style Guide for Writing Test Methods” in the most recent issue of the AATCC Technical Manual. See sample reference list below.
- Do number references consecutively with superscript Arabic numerals in the proper location within the text.
- Do not use (author(s), date) format for reference citations in the text.
- References should list beginning and ending page numbers of the cited article or chapter.
- If a reference is used more than once, the original reference number should be repeated unless a new chapter is referenced.
- Do ensure that all references conform to these style guidelines and that the numbered citations in the text are in numerical order and match the numbers of the correct references listed in the reference section of the manuscript.
- Do not list references alphabetically by leading author. Use our reference guidelines (see previous bullet point) and reference examples below.
Poorly or improperly formatted references may be returned to authors for correction resulting in publication delays.
1. Doe, J.; Smith, S.; Jones, D. Publication Title 1996, 1 (1), 1–10.*
2. AATCC Technical Manual; AATCC: Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, 1991, Vol. 66, pp 39–41.
3. Ghosh, S.; Rodgers, J. In Handbook of Near-Infrared Analyses; Burns, D., Ciurczak, E., Eds.; Marcel Dekker Inc.: New York, NY, USA, 1992, pp 19–25.
4. Easter, E. P.; Cinnamon, M.; Baker, E. In Proceedings, AATCC International Conference, Nashville, TN, USA, 1996, pp 205–214.
5. DePlasse, N. French Patent 1,23,330, 1958.
6. ASTM D629-15, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, USA, 2015, www.astm.org.
7. Cotuvo, J. Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1996.
8. ACS Publications Division Home Page. http://pubs.acs.org (accessed January 7, 2012).
9. Hall, W. R.; Knoff, W. F. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics [Online] 2008, 3 (4), http://www.jeffjournal.org/papers/Volume3/3.4.2_Hall.pdf (accessed March 2009).
* Note: Reference Example 1. above is an example of a typical scientific journal and periodical article reference format. Last name, first name for all author names followed by semicolon. The final author name is followed by a period. No punctuation between title and date—unless last word in title abbreviated. Date and following comma are both bold for journal articles only. Volume in italics, issue number in parentheses. No “pp” preceding page numbers for journal articles.
A complete correspondence address must be included with each manuscript, including: name, company or institution, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
Content review and Indexing
Manuscripts submitted as Applied Technology articles to be published in AATCC Review are content reviewed for accuracy and relevance. These articles are not indexed in Science Citation Index Extended, unlike articles in our peer-reviewed scientific journal, AATCC Journal of Research.
To submit your manuscript (as an email attachment) or ask questions about manuscript submission, please contact Ann Holland, Acquisitions Editor, AATCC, PO Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA; fax +1.919.549.8933.
For authors whose native language is not English, it may be helpful to get writing assistance before submitting a paper. Contact a local university for resources.
You may also work with American Journal Experts (AJE). Authors who contact AJE through the link on this page receive a $20 discount off the regular editing fees. Please note that working with AJE or another language service does not guarantee acceptance of your paper for publication. Language editing simplifies the job of the reviewer and helps avoid confusion about your research.
Updated September 2015