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
Spoor, Fred. 2015. “Palaeoanthropology: The Middle Pliocene Gets Crowded.” Nature 521 (7553): 432–433.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rinberg, D., and H. Davidowitz. 2000. “Do Cockroaches ‘know’ about Fluid Dynamics?” Nature 405 (6788): 756.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vendrasco, Michael J., Troy E. Wood, and Bruce N. Runnegar. 2004. “Articulated Palaeozoic Fossil with 17 Plates Greatly Expands Disparity of Early Chitons.” Nature 429 (6989): 288–291.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Goyal, Sandeep K., Patricia E. Boukama-Dzoussi, Sibasish Ghosh, Filippus S. Roux, and Thomas Konrad. 2014. “Qudit-Teleportation for Photons with Linear Optics.” Scientific Reports 4 (April): 4543.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tyson, Herb. 2010. Microsoft® Word 2010 Bible. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Torres, Diego F., and Nanda Rea, eds. 2011. High-Energy Emission from Pulsars and Their Systems: Proceedings of the First Session of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Rohunen, Anna, Matti Eteläperä, Kari Liukkunen, Kai Wen Chan, and Tero Tulppo. 2012. “Validating Applicability of Smart-M3 Platform for a Multi-Vendor Micropayment System in the Context of Small Business.” In Networked Digital Technologies: 4th International Conference, NDT 2012, Dubai, UAE, April 24-26, 2012, Proceedings, Part II, edited by Rachid Benlamri, 46–53. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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
Davis, Josh. 2015. “Prostate Cancer Gene Map Paves Way For Targeted Drugs.” 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. 2000. Preschool Education: Federal Investment for Low-Income Children Significant but Effectiveness Unclear. T-HEHS-00-83. 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
Sindel, Kasey D. 2010. “Can Experiential Education Strategies Improve Elementary Science Teachers’ Perceptions of and Practices in Science Teaching?” Doctoral dissertation, St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood University.

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, George. 2010. “Yankees Need One Of Those Comebacks.” New York Times, October 20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Spoor 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Spoor 2015; Rinberg and Davidowitz 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Rinberg and Davidowitz 2000)
  • Three authors: (Vendrasco, Wood, and Runnegar 2004)
  • 4 or more authors: (Goyal et al. 2014)

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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