How to format your references using the History Australia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for History Australia (RHAH). 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
Herzfeld, Charles. ‘How the Change Agent Has Changed’. Nature 451, no. 7177 (24 January 2008): 403–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhong, Weiwei, and Paul W. Sternberg. ‘Genome-Wide Prediction of C. Elegans Genetic Interactions’. Science (New York, N.Y.) 311, no. 5766 (10 March 2006): 1481–84.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hodge, A., C. D. Campbell, and A. H. Fitter. ‘An Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Accelerates Decomposition and Acquires Nitrogen Directly from Organic Material’. Nature 413, no. 6853 (20 September 2001): 297–99.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Vander Heiden, Matthew G., Jason W. Locasale, Kenneth D. Swanson, Hadar Sharfi, Greg J. Heffron, Daniel Amador-Noguez, Heather R. Christofk, et al. ‘Evidence for an Alternative Glycolytic Pathway in Rapidly Proliferating Cells’. Science (New York, N.Y.) 329, no. 5998 (17 September 2010): 1492–99.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
MacClancy, Jeremy. Anthropology in the Public Arena. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
An edited book
Dingel, Juergen, and Arnor Solberg, eds. Models in Software Engineering: Workshops and Symposia at MODELS 2010, Oslo, Norway, October 2-8, 2010, Reports and Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 6627. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Smith, Dave, and Jeff Friesen. ‘Persisting Data’. In Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, edited by Jeff Friesen, 257–308. Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2011.

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 History Australia.

Blog post
Fang, Janet. ‘Offshore Wind Farms Are Havens For Seals’. IFLScience. IFLScience, 21 July 2014. Accessed. 30 October 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/offshore-wind-farms-are-havens-seals/.

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
Government Accountability Office. Telecommunications: FCC Has Reformed the High-Cost Program, but Oversight and Management Could be Improved. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 25 July 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Norton, Daniel A. ‘O’Connor’s Agent Casual Theory of Free Will: An Evaluation’. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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
Barron, James. ‘Donald Trump Hits the Town’. Editorial. New York Times, 19 November 2016.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference Charles Herzfeld, ‘How the Change Agent Has Changed’, Nature 451, no. 7177 (24 January 2008): 403–4..
This sentence cites two references Charles Herzfeld, ‘How the Change Agent Has Changed’, Nature 451, no. 7177 (24 January 2008): 403–4; Weiwei Zhong and Paul W. Sternberg, ‘Genome-Wide Prediction of C. Elegans Genetic Interactions’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 311, no. 5766 (10 March 2006): 1481–84..
This sentence cites four references Charles Herzfeld, ‘How the Change Agent Has Changed’, Nature 451, no. 7177 (24 January 2008): 403–4; Weiwei Zhong and Paul W. Sternberg, ‘Genome-Wide Prediction of C. Elegans Genetic Interactions’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 311, no. 5766 (10 March 2006): 1481–84; A. Hodge, C. D. Campbell, and A. H. Fitter, ‘An Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Accelerates Decomposition and Acquires Nitrogen Directly from Organic Material’, Nature 413, no. 6853 (20 September 2001): 297–99; Matthew G. Vander Heiden et al., ‘Evidence for an Alternative Glycolytic Pathway in Rapidly Proliferating Cells’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 329, no. 5998 (17 September 2010): 1492–99..

About the journal

Full journal titleHistory Australia
ISSN (print)1449-0854
ISSN (online)1833-4881
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