How to format your references using the Australian Mammalogy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Australian Mammalogy. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Van Doren, M. (2011). Development. Determining sexual identity. Science (New York, N.Y.) 333, 829–830.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, Z., and Zhao, Y. (2006). MATERIALS SCIENCE: High-Pressure Microscopy. Science (New York, N.Y.) 312, 1149–1150.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dasen, J. S., Liu, J.-P., and Jessell, T. M. (2003). Motor neuron columnar fate imposed by sequential phases of Hox-c activity. Nature 425, 926–933.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zhang, W., Wan, H., Feng, G., Qu, J., Wang, J., Jing, Y., Ren, R., Liu, Z., Zhang, L., Chen, Z., Wang, S., Zhao, Y., Wang, Z., Yuan, Y., Zhou, Q., Li, W., Liu, G.-H., and Hu, B. (2018). SIRT6 deficiency results in developmental retardation in cynomolgus monkeys. Nature 560, 661–665.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Molimard, J. (2016). ‘Experimental Mechanics of Solids and Structures’. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ.)
An edited book
Dillmann, A., Heller, G., Krämer, E., Wagner, C., and Breitsamter, C. (Eds.) (2016). ‘New Results in Numerical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics X: Contributions to the 19th STAB/DGLR Symposium Munich, Germany, 2014’. (Springer International Publishing: Cham.)
A chapter in an edited book
Fiedor, J., and Vojnar, T. (2013). ANaConDA: A Framework for Analysing Multi-threaded C/C++ Programs on the Binary Level. In ‘Runtime Verification: Third International Conference, RV 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, September 25-28, 2012, Revised Selected Papers’. (Eds S. Qadeer and S. Tasiran.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science. pp. 35–41. (Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg.)

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 Mammalogy.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014). Ancient DNA Sheds Light on the Origin of Europeans. IFLScience. Available at: [accessed 30 October 2018]


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 (1987). FAA’s Implementation of a Performance Standard for Passenger Screening Process. T-RCED-88-4. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Rice, H. J. (2010). Before the Storm: Evacuation Intention and Audience Segmentation. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida Tampa, FL.

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
Saslow, L. (2007). State Court Blocks Synagogue’s Expansion. New York Times, 14LI2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Van Doren 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Wang and Zhao 2006; Van Doren 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Zhao 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleAustralian Mammalogy
AbbreviationAust. Mammal.
ISSN (print)0310-0049
ISSN (online)1836-7402
ScopeAnimal Science and Zoology
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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