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
Singer, P. W. ‘Military Robotics and Ethics: A World of Killer Apps’. Nature 477, no. 7365 (21 September 2011): 399–401.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lin, Yuan, and Zhongzhi Zhang. ‘Mean First-Passage Time for Maximal-Entropy Random Walks in Complex Networks’. Scientific Reports 4 (20 June 2014): 5365.
A journal article with 3 authors
Matzke, M., A. J. Matzke, and J. M. Kooter. ‘RNA: Guiding Gene Silencing’. Science (New York, N.Y.) 293, no. 5532 (10 August 2001): 1080–83.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Baker, Brett J., Gene W. Tyson, Richard I. Webb, Judith Flanagan, Philip Hugenholtz, Eric E. Allen, and Jillian F. Banfield. ‘Lineages of Acidophilic Archaea Revealed by Community Genomic Analysis’. Science (New York, N.Y.) 314, no. 5807 (22 December 2006): 1933–35.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Unhelkar, Bhuvan. Verification and Validation for Quality of UML 2.0 Models. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.
An edited book
Giannuzzi, Lucille A., and Fred A. Stevie, eds. Introduction to Focused Ion Beams: Instrumentation, Theory, Techniques and Practice. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Beyer, Antje, Peter Thomason, Xinzhong Li, James Scott, and Jasmin Fisher. ‘Mechanistic Insights into Metabolic Disturbance during Type-2 Diabetes and Obesity Using Qualitative Networks’. In Transactions on Computational Systems Biology XII: Special Issue on Modeling Methodologies, edited by Corrado Priami, Rainer Breitling, David Gilbert, Monika Heiner, and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher, 146–62. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.

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
Andrews, Robin. ‘48 New Volcanoes Have Been Found On Jupiter’s Moon Io’. IFLScience. IFLScience, 20 October 2016. Accessed. 30 October 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/space/48-new-volcanoes-have-been-found-on-jupiters-moon-io/.

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. Social Security Administration: Agency Must Position Itself Now to Meet Profound Challenges. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2 May 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Farrell, Brian M. ‘Body Composition Changes and Work-Efficiency Effects from Diet Modification and Incorporation of an at-Home Exercise Regimen’. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati, 2010.

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
Baker, Linda. ‘The Complexities of Keeping It Small and Simple’. Editorial. New York Times, 9 November 2007.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference P. W. Singer, ‘Military Robotics and Ethics: A World of Killer Apps’, Nature 477, no. 7365 (21 September 2011): 399–401..
This sentence cites two references P. W. Singer, ‘Military Robotics and Ethics: A World of Killer Apps’, Nature 477, no. 7365 (21 September 2011): 399–401; Yuan Lin and Zhongzhi Zhang, ‘Mean First-Passage Time for Maximal-Entropy Random Walks in Complex Networks’, Scientific Reports 4 (20 June 2014): 5365..
This sentence cites four references P. W. Singer, ‘Military Robotics and Ethics: A World of Killer Apps’, Nature 477, no. 7365 (21 September 2011): 399–401; Yuan Lin and Zhongzhi Zhang, ‘Mean First-Passage Time for Maximal-Entropy Random Walks in Complex Networks’, Scientific Reports 4 (20 June 2014): 5365; M. Matzke, A. J. Matzke, and J. M. Kooter, ‘RNA: Guiding Gene Silencing’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 293, no. 5532 (10 August 2001): 1080–83; Brett J. Baker et al., ‘Lineages of Acidophilic Archaea Revealed by Community Genomic Analysis’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 314, no. 5807 (22 December 2006): 1933–35..

About the journal

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