How to format your references using the Acoustics Australia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Acoustics Australia. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Craik, D.J.: Chemistry. Seamless proteins tie up their loose ends. Science. 311, 1563–1564 (2006)
A journal article with 2 authors
Lemons, D., McGinnis, W.: Genomic evolution of Hox gene clusters. Science. 313, 1918–1922 (2006)
A journal article with 3 authors
Winkler, W., Nahvi, A., Breaker, R.R.: Thiamine derivatives bind messenger RNAs directly to regulate bacterial gene expression. Nature. 419, 952–956 (2002)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sogabe, T., Shoji, Y., Ohba, M., Yoshida, K., Tamaki, R., Hong, H.-F., Wu, C.-H., Kuo, C.-T., Tomić, S., Okada, Y.: Intermediate-band dynamics of quantum dots solar cell in concentrator photovoltaic modules. Sci. Rep. 4, 4792 (2014)

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Shinohara, H., Tagmatarchis, N.: Endohedral Metallofullerenes. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2015)
An edited book
Pankratius, V., Philippsen, M. eds: Multicore Software Engineering, Performance, and Tools: International Conference, MSEPT 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, May 31 - June 1, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Maxwell, I., Pigram, D.: Gaudi’s Puffy Jacket: A Method for the Implementation of Fabric Slump Casting in the Construction of Thin-Wall Funicular Vault Structures. In: Block, P., Knippers, J., Mitra, N.J., and Wang, W. (eds.) Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014. pp. 61–77. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Acoustics Australia.

Blog post
Taub, B.: Having An Orgasm Is Like Going Into A Trance,


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office: For-Profit Schools: Experiences of Undercover Students Enrolled in Online Classes at Selected Colleges. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2011)

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Aldridge, K.N.: The Impact of Improved Teachers’ Classroom Management and Cultural Responsiveness on Student Behavior, (2015)

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Vecsey, G.: Education of a Point Guard Comes Full Circle, (2010)

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAcoustics Australia
AbbreviationAcoust. Aust.
ISSN (print)0814-6039
ISSN (online)1839-2571

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