How to format your references using the Australian Feminist Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Australian Feminist Studies. 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
Hedrick, Philip W. 2004. “Comment on ‘Parasite Selection for Immunogenetic Optimality.’” Science (New York, N.Y.) 303 (5660): 957; author reply 957.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kimura, Shigemi, and Kowasi Yoshioka. 2014. “Parathyroid Hormone and Parathyroid Hormone Type-1 Receptor Accelerate Myocyte Differentiation.” Scientific Reports 4 (June): 5066.
A journal article with 3 authors
Beaber, John W., Bianca Hochhut, and Matthew K. Waldor. 2004. “SOS Response Promotes Horizontal Dissemination of Antibiotic Resistance Genes.” Nature 427 (6969): 72–74.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Peng, Chao, Ronald J. Gathagan, Dustin J. Covell, Coraima Medellin, Anna Stieber, John L. Robinson, Bin Zhang, et al. 2018. “Cellular Milieu Imparts Distinct Pathological α-Synuclein Strains in α-Synucleinopathies.” Nature 557 (7706): 558–563.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
El-Reedy, Mohamed A. 2011. Construction Management for Industrial Projects. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Schuetze, Oliver, Carlos A. Coello Coello, Alexandru-Adrian Tantar, Emilia Tantar, Pascal Bouvry, Pierre Del Moral, and Pierrick Legrand, eds. 2014. EVOLVE - A Bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics, and Evolutionary Computation III. Vol. 500. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Abril, Daniel, Guillermo Navarro-Arribas, and Vicenç Torra. 2015. “Data Privacy with $R$ R.” In Advanced Research in Data Privacy, edited by Guillermo Navarro-Arribas and Vicenç Torra, 63–82. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Australian Feminist Studies.

Blog post
Carpineti, Alfredo. 2016. “There Has Been A Mysterious Disruption Of Stratospheric Winds.” IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 1990. Social Security: Service to the Public--Accuracy of the 800 Phone Service. T-HRD-90-30. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Obakhume, Dianne Adiezatu. 2013. “An Aftercare Program for Female Survivors of Domestic Abuse: A Grant Proposal.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
Walsh, Mary Williams. 2011. “Alabama Governor Fails to Prevent Jefferson County’s Record $4 Billion Bankruptcy Filing.” New York Times, November 10.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Hedrick 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Hedrick 2004; Kimura and Yoshioka 2014).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Kimura and Yoshioka 2014)
  • Three authors: (Beaber, Hochhut, and Waldor 2004)
  • 4 or more authors: (Peng et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleAustralian Feminist Studies
AbbreviationAust. Fem. Stud.
ISSN (print)0816-4649
ISSN (online)1465-3303
ScopeGender Studies

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