How to format your references using the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law (AJCCL). 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
A journal article with 2 authors
A journal article with 3 authors
A journal article with 4 or more authors

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
An edited book
A chapter in an edited book

Reports

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

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation

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

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Cyranoski D, “Japan Sets Sights on Success in Nanotechnology” (2000) 408 Nature 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35046296..
This sentence cites two references Cyranoski D, “Japan Sets Sights on Success in Nanotechnology” (2000) 408 Nature 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35046296; Parish MM and Littlewood PB, “Non-Saturating Magnetoresistance in Heavily Disordered Semiconductors” (2003) 426 Nature 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature02073..

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

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • 20 or more authors: Yang S, Tongay S, Yue Q, Li Y, Li B and Lu F, “High-Performance Few-Layer Mo-Doped ReSe₂ Nanosheet Photodetectors” (2014) 4 Sci. Rep. 5442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep05442.

About the journal

Full journal titleAustralian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law
ISSN (print)1838-9260
Scope

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