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
Shatz, Carla J. 2006. “Lawrence C. Katz (1956-2005).” Nature 439 (7073): 152.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tucker, T. J., and M. W. Makgoba. 2008. “Public Health. Public-Private Partnerships and Scientific Imperialism.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 320 (5879): 1016–1017.
A journal article with 3 authors
Katz, S. L., D. A. Syme, and R. E. Shadwick. 2001. “High-Speed Swimming. Enhanced Power in Yellowfin Tuna.” Nature 410 (6830): 770–771.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Da Costa Dias, Bianca, Katarina Jovanovic, Danielle Gonsalves, Kiashanee Moodley, Uwe Reusch, Stefan Knackmuss, Marc S. Weinberg, Melvyn Little, and Stefan F. T. Weiss. 2014. “The 37kDa/67kDa Laminin Receptor Acts as a Receptor for Aβ42 Internalization.” Scientific Reports 4 (July): 5556.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sexton, Don. 2009. Trump University Marketing 101. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Raja, Vinesh, and Kiran J. Fernandes, eds. 2008. Reverse Engineering: An Industrial Perspective. Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing. London: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Marquardt, Wolfgang, Jan Morbach, Andreas Wiesner, and Aidong Yang. 2010. “Upper Level.” In OntoCAPE: A Re-Usable Ontology for Chemical Process Engineering, edited by Jan Morbach, Andreas Wiesner, and Aidong Yang, 109–162. RWTHedition. 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
Andrew, Elise. 2014. “Ask A Physicist To Speak At Your Funeral.” 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. 1998. Head Start: Challenges Faced in Demonstrating Program Results and Responding to Societal Changes. T-HEHS-98-183. 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
Lewis, Patricia A. 2012. “Love and Hate: The Study of School Principals Moving from Job Motivation to Job Frustration.” Doctoral dissertation, Minneapolis, MN: Capella 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
Shear, Michael D., and Maggie Haberman. 2017. “An Overseas Trip Comes at a Crucial Time, but Trump Is a Reluctant Traveler.” New York Times, May 18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Shatz 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Shatz 2006; Tucker and Makgoba 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Tucker and Makgoba 2008)
  • Three authors: (Katz, Syme, and Shadwick 2001)
  • 4 or more authors: (Da Costa Dias 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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