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
Colliex, Christian. 2015. “Applied Physics. Taking Temperature at the Nanoscale.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 347 (6222): 611–612.
A journal article with 2 authors
Thomas, Steven G., and Vernonica E. Franklin-Tong. 2004. “Self-Incompatibility Triggers Programmed Cell Death in Papaver Pollen.” Nature 429 (6989): 305–309.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fernandes, Cristina Cox, Jeffrey Podos, and John G. Lundberg. 2004. “Amazonian Ecology: Tributaries Enhance the Diversity of Electric Fishes.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 305 (5692): 1960–1962.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kharchenko, Peter V., Artyom A. Alekseyenko, Yuri B. Schwartz, Aki Minoda, Nicole C. Riddle, Jason Ernst, Peter J. Sabo, et al. 2011. “Comprehensive Analysis of the Chromatin Landscape in Drosophila Melanogaster.” Nature 471 (7339): 480–485.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Basener, William F. 2006. Topology and Its Applications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Zjajo, Amir. 2011. Low-Power High-Resolution Analog to Digital Converters: Design, Test and Calibration. Edited by José Pineda de Gyvez. Analog Circuits and Signal Processing. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Toulouevski, Yuri N., and Ilyaz Y. Zinurov. 2010. “Energy (Heat) Balances of Furnace.” In Innovation in Electric Arc Furnaces: Scientific Basis for Selection, edited by Ilyaz Yunusovich Zinurov, 65–80. 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
Carpineti, Chris. 2017. “Melting Ice Could Unleash Ancient Viruses.” 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. FAA Encountering Problems in Acquiring Major Automated Systems. T-IMTEC-90-6. 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
Faughn, Carley E. 2014. “Social and Physical Cognition in Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes ): Preliminary Investigation of Domain-General versus Domain-Specific Intelligence.” Doctoral dissertation, Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana.

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
Paulson, Michael, and Sophia Kishkovsky. 2015. “Play About Oscar Wilde Runs Afoul of Kremlin.” New York Times, June 22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Colliex 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Colliex 2015; Thomas and Franklin-Tong 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Thomas and Franklin-Tong 2004)
  • Three authors: (Fernandes, Podos, and Lundberg 2004)
  • 4 or more authors: (Kharchenko et al. 2011)

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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