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General Rules


  • The title of article is not italicized and appears in 'single quote marks'
  • The journal title is italicized
  • Separate the title and sub-title by a colon or an em-dash even if not included in the original source
  • The word 'The' should not appear at the start of a journal title
  • Online:
    • Articles from online journals should only be cited where a printed edition does not exist;
    • Pinpoint references should be to page or paragraph numbers if available, but otherwise may be to numbered parts of the article;
    • URLs should always follow the citation to electronic articles.


Volume numbers, issue numbers, page numbers and pinpoints


Journals with a volume number

  • The year should appear in brackets after the article title
    • The volume number should appear after the year
      • The issue number should appear in brackets immediately after the volume number
        • For example: 'In the Black' (2013) 33(2)


Journals with no volume number

  • Show the year in square brackets and the issue number in round brackets following the year.
    • For example:
      • Jeffrey Pearce, 'Law Reform Commission Appointment: New Broom Overdue' [2010] (4) Taxation Law Review 85.


Page numbers

  • The page number is the first page of the article
    • Use a pinpoint for the page of the actual citation
      • For example: Taxation Law Review 85, 87.


Paragraph numbers

  • If a paragraph number needs to be included, place it in square brackets after the pinpoint
    • For example: Taxation Law Review 85, 87 [2].

More Examples:

    • 5 Chad Albrecht et al, 'The Role of Power in Financial Statement Fraud Schemes', (2015) 131(4) Journal of Business Ethics 803, 810 [6].
    • 11 Cindy Nguyen, Jason Lee and Tran Linh, 'Identifying Financial Statements Fraud', (2015) (8) Journal of Business Ethics 77, 78.
    • 23 Salvadore Valli, Tony Field and Mary Wells, ‘Promoting a Sustainable Professional Practice' (2014) 10(2) eLaw Journal: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law 145, 146 <https://elaw.murdoch.edu.au/archives/issues/2014/2/Valli-Field-Wells.pdf>.


Unsigned Journal Articles

  • Use the type of article in place of the author's name - Eg. : Note or Comment
    • For example:
      • Note, 'Banking Reform' (2016) 118 Harvard law Review 2858.


Bibliography Examples:


  • Valli, Salvadore, Tony Field, and Mary Wells, ‘Promoting a Sustainable Professional Practice' (2014) 10(2) eLaw Journal: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law 145, <https://elaw.murdoch.edu.au/archives/issues/2014/2/Valli-Field-Wells.pdf>
  • King, Francis J, ‘Anti-Discrimination Explained’ [2010] (3) Australasian Journal of Industrial Relations 27
  • Note, 'Banking Reform' (2016) 118 Harvard Law Review 2858



More examples:



Refer to Chapter 4 of the AGLC-3 for more information and examples.



9 University of Melbourne, Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed, 2012) 81.