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AGLC4: Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition:  Articles

UON library guide to AGLC4: Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition

Journal Articles - General Rules

 

General rules:

See details at AGLC4 rule 5 Journal Articles

Author Names

  • Use the full names of authors, and invert only the first author in bibliography
  • Initials in names should not be separated by spaces or followed by full stops
  • List all for up to 3 authors and use the word 'and' to separate the last two authors
  • List only the first author follow by 'et al' for more than 3 authors
  • For unsigned articles, the type of article (such as 'Comment' or 'Note') should appear in place of the author's name

Article Titles

  • Capitalise all words in the title and sub-title (except for common words - of, and, etc).
  • Article titles appear in single quotation marks.
  • If an article is published in multiple parts, include the part no (Pt #) after the article title eg 'Claim of Right and Dispute of Title' (Pt 2) [1966]

Journal Title

  • Capitalise all words in the journal title (except for common words - of, and, etc)
  • Journal titles appear in full (not abbreviated), and in italics. e.g. Journal of Law
  • An initial 'The' in the journal title is usually dropped
  • Subtitles of journals should be omitted

Volume Number and Issue Number

  • Where a volume spans multiple years (eg 1992–93), include the year in which the article was published
  • Both the volume and issue number should be included
  • The issue number follows the volume number in parentheses (). eg 27 (3), or [1995] (Spring)

Year of Publication

  • Enclosed year in square brackets when the journal is organised by the year, ie the year is essential to find the article, eg [2021]
  • Enclosed year in round brackets when the journal is organised by the volume number, eg (2020)

Starting Page

  • The starting page no should follow the journal title after a space
  • When an article does not have volume, issue or starting page numbers, use paragraph, part, etc. 
  • For online only articles with Article No but no unique starting page, use the Article Number in place of starting page, followed by a colon and a space then the page range, and pinpoint, eg. 04003:1—5, 4
  • For forthcoming articles or articles available as an advance, use '(forthcoming)' or '(advance)' as the starting page

Pinpoint

  • Pinpoint follows the starting page after a comma and a space

Journal Articles 

 

The following is the general format of a reference to journal articles.

See AGLC4 rule 5 and the general rules for journal articles for more details. 

 

Footnote: Format and example

 

Journal organised by volume (enclose the year in round brackets):

Note Number  AA Author and BB Author, 'Article Title: Subtitle' (Year) Volume(Issue) Journal Title Starting Page, Pinpoint.

1 Harold Luntz, 'A Personal Journey through the Law of Torts' (2005) 27(3) Sydney Law Review 393, 400.

2 RJ Ellicott, 'The Autochthonous Expedient and the Federal Court' (2008) 82(10) Australian Law Journal 700.

3 Azzurra Annunziata et al, 'Do Consumers Want more Nutritional and Health Information on Wine Labels? Insights from the EU and USA' (2016) 8(7) Nutrients 416:1—19, 8.

4 Geneviève Helleringer and Anne-Lise Sibony, 'European Consumer Protection through the Behavioral Lens' (2017) 23 Colombia Journal of European Law (forthcoming).

5 Michael Crommelin, 'Powers of the Head of State' (2015) 38(3) Melbourne University Law Review (advance).

Journal organised by year (enclose the year in square brackets):

Note Number  AA Author and BB Author, 'Article Title: Subtitle' [Year] (Issue) Journal Title Starting Page, Pinpoint.

6 Lord Woolf, 'Droit Public: English Style' [1995] (Spring) Public Law 57, 60.

7 John Kleinig, 'Paternalism and Personal Integrity' [1983] (3) Bulletin of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy 27.

8 Gerard Brennan, ‘Australia and the Rule of Law’ [2003] Australian International Law Journal 1, 7.

 

 

Bibliography: Format and example

 

Journal organised by volume:

Author, AA and BB Author, 'Article Title: Subtitle' (Year) Volume(Issue) Journal Title Starting Page

Journal organised by year:

Author, AA and BB Author, 'Article Title: Subtitle' [Year] (Issue) Journal Title Starting Page

 

Annunziata, Azzurra et al, 'Do Consumers Want more Nutritional and Health Information on Wine Labels? Insights from the EU and USA' (2016) 8(7) Nutrients 416:1—19

Brennan, Gerard, ‘Australia and the Rule of Law’ [2003] Australian International Law Journal 1

Crommelin, Michael, 'Powers of the Head of State' (2015) 38(3) Melbourne University Law Review (advance)

Ellicott, RJ, 'The Autochthonous Expedient and the Federal Court' (2008) 82(10) Australian Law Journal 700

Kleinig, John, 'Paternalism and Personal Integrity' [1983] (3) Bulletin of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy 27

Lord Woolf, 'Droit Public: English Style' [1995] (Spring) Public Law 57

Luntz, Harold , 'A Personal Journey through the Law of Torts' (2005) 27(3) Sydney Law Review 393

Michael, Geneviève and Anne-Lise Sibony, 'European Consumer Protection through the Behavioral Lens' (2017) 23 Colombia Journal of European Law (forthcoming)

 

Newsletter and Magazine Articles 

 

Newsletter and Magazine articles with proper volume, issue and page numbers should be cited in the same ways as for Journal Articles.

For newsletter and magazine articles published without volume/issue numbers, they can be cited in the format below.

See AGLC4 rule 7.11.3 and the general rules for journal articles for more details. 

 

Footnote: Format and example

 

Note Number  AA Author, 'Article Title' (Date/Season) Newsletter or Magazine Name  Pinpoint.

1 Jill Lepore, 'The History Test' (27 March 2017) The New Yorker 66.

 

Bibliography: Format and example

 

Author, AA, 'Article Title' (Date/Season) Newsletter or Magazine Name

Lepore, Jill, 'The History Test' (27 March 2017) The New Yorker

Newspaper Articles 

 

General Rules

  •  Omit the author for unsigned articles
  •  Use 'Editorial' in the place of author for editorials
  •  Include 'The' where it appears in the newspaper's masthead
  •  Include the named section of a newspaper (eg 'Sport') if the newspaper is not consecutively paginated
  •  Include the edition information if more than one is published on a given date
  •  Place of publication is the city where the newspaper's headquarters are based
  •  Include the URL after the full date (or pinpoint if any) for online newspapers 

See AGLC4 rule 7.11 and the general rules for journal articles for more details. 

 

Footnote: Format and example

 

Newspaper published online:

Note Number  AA Author, 'Article Title' Newspaper (online, Full Date) Pinpoint <URL>.

1 Farrah Tomazin, 'Kinder Wages Breakthrough', The Age (online, 19 May 2009) <https://www.theage.com.au/education/kinder-wages-breakthrough-20090519-bcwh.html>.

Newspaper published in Print:

Note Number  AA Author, 'Article Title' Newspaper (Place of Publication, Full Date) Pinpoint.

2 Stephanie Peatling, 'Female Chief Justice Rewrites the Script', The Age (Melbourne, 31 January 2017) 6.

3 'Fury at WA Council Plan', The Australian Financial Review (Sydney, 1 May 2006) 5.

4 Editorial, 'Medicare by Name, No Longer by Nature', NewsThe Age (Melbourne, 12 March 2004) 12.

 

Bibliography: Format and example

 

Author, AA, 'Article Title' Newspaper (Place of publication/online, Full Date) <URL if online>

Editorial, 'Medicare by Name, No Longer by Nature', News, The Age (Melbourne, 12 March 2004) 

'Fury at WA Council Plan', The Australian Financial Review (Sydney, 1 May 2006)

Peatling, Stephanie , 'Female Chief Justice Rewrites the Script', The Age (Melbourne, 31 January 2017) 6

Tomazin, Farrah , 'Kinder Wages Breakthrough', The Age (online, 19 May 2009) <https://www.theage.com.au/education/kinder-wages-breakthrough-20090519-bcwh.html>

 

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