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
Nathan, Carl. ‘Microbiology. An Antibiotic Mimics Immunity’. Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5906 (28 November 2008): 1337–38.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kennedy, B. Mack, and Matthijs C. van Soest. ‘Flow of Mantle Fluids through the Ductile Lower Crust: Helium Isotope Trends’. Science (New York, N.Y.) 318, no. 5855 (30 November 2007): 1433–36.
A journal article with 3 authors
Irigoien, Xabier, Jef Huisman, and Roger P. Harris. ‘Global Biodiversity Patterns of Marine Phytoplankton and Zooplankton’. Nature 429, no. 6994 (24 June 2004): 863–67.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Hublin, Jean-Jacques, Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer, Shara E. Bailey, Sarah E. Freidline, Simon Neubauer, Matthew M. Skinner, Inga Bergmann, et al. ‘Author Correction: New Fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and the Pan-African Origin of Homo Sapiens’. Nature 558, no. 7711 (June 2018): E6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Müller, Germar, and Bernd Ponick. Grundlagen Elektrischer Maschinen. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2005.
An edited book
Gawrock, David, Helmut Reimer, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, and Claire Vishik, eds. Future of Trust in Computing: Proceedings of the First International Conference Future of Trust in Computing 2008. Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
Peng, Wuxu, Xinde Jia, and Eric Reeves. ‘Some Detectability Issues in Sensor Networks’. In Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks: Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects, edited by S. Kami Makki, Xiang-Yang Li, Niki Pissinou, Shamila Makki, Masoumeh Karimi, and Kia Makki, 73–99. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Boston, MA: Springer US, 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
Luntz, Stephen. ‘Irradiated Monkeys Showing Fukushima Effects’. IFLScience. IFLScience, 25 July 2014. Accessed. 30 October 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/irradiated-monkeys-showing-fukushima-effects/.

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. VA Education Benefits: VA Needs to Improve Program Management and Provide More Timely Information to Students. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 22 May 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Oliver, Cheri Nicole. ‘The Relationship between Length of Kindergarten Day and Student Literacy and Math Achievement’. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University, 2008.

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
St. John Kelly, Erin. ‘The Life and Times Of a Young Rock Band’. Editorial. New York Times, 23 July 1995.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Carl Nathan, ‘Microbiology. An Antibiotic Mimics Immunity’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5906 (28 November 2008): 1337–38..
This sentence cites two references Carl Nathan, ‘Microbiology. An Antibiotic Mimics Immunity’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5906 (28 November 2008): 1337–38; B. Mack Kennedy and Matthijs C. van Soest, ‘Flow of Mantle Fluids through the Ductile Lower Crust: Helium Isotope Trends’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 318, no. 5855 (30 November 2007): 1433–36..
This sentence cites four references Carl Nathan, ‘Microbiology. An Antibiotic Mimics Immunity’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5906 (28 November 2008): 1337–38; B. Mack Kennedy and Matthijs C. van Soest, ‘Flow of Mantle Fluids through the Ductile Lower Crust: Helium Isotope Trends’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 318, no. 5855 (30 November 2007): 1433–36; Xabier Irigoien, Jef Huisman, and Roger P. Harris, ‘Global Biodiversity Patterns of Marine Phytoplankton and Zooplankton’, Nature 429, no. 6994 (24 June 2004): 863–67; Jean-Jacques Hublin et al., ‘Author Correction: New Fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and the Pan-African Origin of Homo Sapiens’, Nature 558, no. 7711 (June 2018): E6..

About the journal

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