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
Ross, Frances M. ‘Opportunities and Challenges in Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy’. Science (New York, N.Y.) 350, no. 6267 (18 December 2015): aaa9886.
A journal article with 2 authors
Povolotskaya, Inna S., and Fyodor A. Kondrashov. ‘Sequence Space and the Ongoing Expansion of the Protein Universe’. Nature 465, no. 7300 (17 June 2010): 922–26.
A journal article with 3 authors
Smith, Deborah K., Johnson R. Cann, and Javier Escartín. ‘Widespread Active Detachment Faulting and Core Complex Formation near 13 Degrees N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge’. Nature 442, no. 7101 (27 July 2006): 440–43.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kelley, Stephen P., James I. Dunlop, Ewen F. Kirkness, Jeremy J. Lambert, and John A. Peters. ‘A Cytoplasmic Region Determines Single-Channel Conductance in 5-HT3 Receptors’. Nature 424, no. 6946 (17 July 2003): 321–24.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sundararajan, D. Discretewavelet Transform. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons, Singapore Pte. Ltd, 2015.
An edited book
Cao, Longbing, Ana L. C. Bazzan, Vladimir Gorodetsky, Pericles A. Mitkas, Gerhard Weiss, and Philip S. Yu, eds. Agents and Data Mining Interaction: 6th International Workshop on Agents and Data Mining Interaction, ADMI 2010, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 11, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 5980. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
Dawson, C. W. ‘Neural Network Solutions to Flood Estimation at Ungauged Sites’. In Practical Hydroinformatics: Computational Intelligence and Technological Developments in Water Applications, edited by Robert J. Abrahart, Linda M. See, and Dimitri P. Solomatine, 49–57. Water Science and Technology Library. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2008.

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
Andrew, Elise. ‘Sea Creatures Will Get Bigger And Bigger (If We Don’t Eat Them First)’. IFLScience. IFLScience, 20 February 2015. Accessed. 30 October 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/sea-creatures-will-get-bigger-and-bigger-if-we-don-t-eat-them-first/.

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. Award of Grant by the San Francisco Operations Office of the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration for the Energy Awareness Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 28 October 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hatton, Jerald D. ‘The Changing Dynamics of Health Care: Physician Perceptions of Technology in Medical Practices’. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix, 2012.

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, Linda. ‘LIPA Kills Wind Farm Off Jones Beach’. Editorial. New York Times, 26 August 2007.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Frances M. Ross, ‘Opportunities and Challenges in Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 350, no. 6267 (18 December 2015): aaa9886..
This sentence cites two references Frances M. Ross, ‘Opportunities and Challenges in Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 350, no. 6267 (18 December 2015): aaa9886; Inna S. Povolotskaya and Fyodor A. Kondrashov, ‘Sequence Space and the Ongoing Expansion of the Protein Universe’, Nature 465, no. 7300 (17 June 2010): 922–26..
This sentence cites four references Frances M. Ross, ‘Opportunities and Challenges in Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 350, no. 6267 (18 December 2015): aaa9886; Inna S. Povolotskaya and Fyodor A. Kondrashov, ‘Sequence Space and the Ongoing Expansion of the Protein Universe’, Nature 465, no. 7300 (17 June 2010): 922–26; Deborah K. Smith, Johnson R. Cann, and Javier Escartín, ‘Widespread Active Detachment Faulting and Core Complex Formation near 13 Degrees N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge’, Nature 442, no. 7101 (27 July 2006): 440–43; Stephen P. Kelley et al., ‘A Cytoplasmic Region Determines Single-Channel Conductance in 5-HT3 Receptors’, Nature 424, no. 6946 (17 July 2003): 321–24..

About the journal

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