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
Südhof TC (2015). Reproducibility: Experimental mismatch in neural circuits. Nature 528, 338–339.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gratzer W, Nathan DG (2005). Obituary: Fred S. Rosen (1930-2005). Nature 435, 1044.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chuang S-T, Kuo Y-H, Su M-J (2014). Antifibrotic effects of KS370G, a caffeamide derivative, in renal ischemia-reperfusion injured mice and renal tubular epithelial cells. Scientific reports 4, 5814.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Resa I, Carmona E, Gutierrez-Puebla E, Monge A (2004). Decamethyldizincocene, a stable compound of Zn(I) with a Zn-Zn bond. Science (New York, N.Y.) 305, 1136–1138.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Möller R, Pöter H, Schwarze K (2011). ‘Planen und Bauen mit Trapezprofilen und Sandwichelementen’. (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, Germany)
An edited book
Shen W, Luo J, Lin Z, Barthès J-PA, Hao Q (Eds.) (2007). ‘Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design III: 10th International Conference, CSCWD 2006, Nanjing, China, May 3-5, 2006, Revised Selected Papers’. (Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg)
A chapter in an edited book
Liu G-H, Yang J, Ding Z, Ocampo A, Qu J, Suzuki K, Belmonte JCI (2016). iPSC Disease Modeling of Laminopathies. In ‘Human iPS Cells in Disease Modelling’. (Ed K Fukuda.) pp. 53–67. (Springer Japan: Tokyo)

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
Luntz S (2015). These Insects Are All About That Bass. 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 (2004). Student Loan Programs: Lower Interest Rates and Higher Loan Volume Have Increased Federal Consolidation Loan Costs. GAO-04-568T. 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
Nelson J-MC (2008). The effect of class size on a teacher’s job satisfaction in a southeastern urban LEA. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC.

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
Protess B (2017). G.O.P.’s Paths to Unraveling Wall Street Rules From Obama Era. New York Times, A19.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Südhof 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Gratzer and Nathan 2005; Südhof 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Gratzer and Nathan 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Resa et al. 2004)

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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