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
Germain, Ronald N. ‘William E. Paul (1936-2015)’. Nature 526, no. 7573 (15 October 2015): 324.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kuwayama, Hidekazu, and Shuji Ishida. ‘Biological Soliton in Multicellular Movement’. Scientific Reports 3 (2013): 2272.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kärkäs, Markus D., Bryan S. Matsuura, and Corey R. J. Stephenson. ‘ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Enchained by Visible Light-Mediated Photoredox Catalysis’. Science (New York, N.Y.) 349, no. 6254 (18 September 2015): 1285–86.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Takamoto, Masao, Feng-Lei Hong, Ryoichi Higashi, and Hidetoshi Katori. ‘An Optical Lattice Clock’. Nature 435, no. 7040 (19 May 2005): 321–24.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Aldridge, Paul, and Louise O’Dwyer. Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2013.
An edited book
Jeffery, Clinton. Writing Virtual Environments for Software Visualization. Edited by Jafar Al-Gharaibeh. New York, NY: Springer, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Houben, Andreas, and Richard Pickering. ‘Applying Cytogenetics and Genomics to Wide Hybridisations in the Genus Hordeum’. In Genetics and Genomics of the Triticeae, edited by Gary J. Muehlbauer and Catherine Feuillet, 137–62. New York, NY: Springer US, 2009.

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. ‘Early Birds Had Feathers Before Flight’. IFLScience. IFLScience, 3 July 2014. Accessed. 30 October 2018. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/early-birds-had-feathers-flight/.

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. Women’s Educational Equity Act: A Review of Program Goals and Strategies Needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 27 December 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Komatsuzaki, Takuji. ‘Borrowing Constraints and the Business Cycle in Emerging Markets’. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 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
Brunnermeier, Markus, Harold James, and Jean-Pierre Landau. ‘Pondering Franco-German Relations Anew’. Editorial. New York Times, 27 October 2016.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Ronald N. Germain, ‘William E. Paul (1936-2015)’, Nature 526, no. 7573 (15 October 2015): 324..
This sentence cites two references Ronald N. Germain, ‘William E. Paul (1936-2015)’, Nature 526, no. 7573 (15 October 2015): 324; Hidekazu Kuwayama and Shuji Ishida, ‘Biological Soliton in Multicellular Movement’, Scientific Reports 3 (2013): 2272..
This sentence cites four references Ronald N. Germain, ‘William E. Paul (1936-2015)’, Nature 526, no. 7573 (15 October 2015): 324; Hidekazu Kuwayama and Shuji Ishida, ‘Biological Soliton in Multicellular Movement’, Scientific Reports 3 (2013): 2272; Markus D. Kärkäs, Bryan S. Matsuura, and Corey R. J. Stephenson, ‘ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Enchained by Visible Light-Mediated Photoredox Catalysis’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 349, no. 6254 (18 September 2015): 1285–86; Masao Takamoto et al., ‘An Optical Lattice Clock’, Nature 435, no. 7040 (19 May 2005): 321–24..

About the journal

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