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Instructions for Authors on References


This document describes standards for preparing the references. The following sections give detailed instructions on citing books, journal articles, newspaper articles, conference papers, theses, webpages and others.

Please provide all the required elements in the references to your paper. Please pay particular attention to spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Accuracy and completeness of references are the responsibilities of the author. Before submitting your article, please ensure you have checked your paper for any relevant references you may have missed.

References (examples):
Journal Article
[1]   Cudak, M., Karcz, J. (2006). Momentum transfer in an agitated vessel with off-centered impellers. Chemical Letters, 60 (5), 375-380. 
[2]     Kleiner, F.S., Mamiya, C.J., Tansey, R.G. (2001). Gardnerís Art Through the Ages, (11th ed.). Fort Worth, USA: Harcourt College Publishers.
Book chapter or article in an edited book
[3]    Roll, W.P. (1976). ESP and memory. In J.M.O. Wheatley, H.L. Edge (Eds.), Philosophical Dimensions of Parapsychology. Springfield, IL: American Psychiatric Press, 154-184.
Proceedings from a conference
[4]   Field, G. (2001). Rethinking reference rethought. In Reveling in Reference: Reference and Information Services Section Symposium, 12-14 October 2001. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Library and Information Association, 59-64.
[5]   Johnson, A. (2000). Abstract Computing Machines. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
[6]   Begg, M. M. (2001). Dairy farm women in the Waikato 1946-1996: Fifty years of social and structural change. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
[7]   Osgood, D. W., Wilson, J. K. (1990). Covariation of adolescent health problems. Lincoln: University of Nebraska. (NTIS No. PB 91-154 377/AS)
Government publication
[8]   Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy. (1997). The national drug strategy: Mapping the future. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.
Journal article from an online database
[9]   Czajgucki, Z., Zimecki, M., Andruszkiewicz, R. (2006). The immunoregulatory effects of edeine analogues in mice. Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters, 12 (3), 149-161.
Newspaper article (no author)
[10]   New York Times  (1989, January 12). Amazing Amazon region, D11.
Encyclopedia article
[11]    Bergmann, P.G. (1993). Relativity. In The New Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. 26. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 501-508.
Web page
[12]      Walker, J. (1996). APA-style citations of electronic resources.  
Lecture note
[13]      Liffers, M. (2006). Finding information in the library. Lecture notes distributed in the unit Functional Anatomy and Sports Performance 1102, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia.
[14]      Smith, I. M. (1988). [Name of the patent].  U.S. Patent No. 123,445. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
[15]      Standards Association of Australia. (1997). Pressure equipment manufacture. AS4458-1997. North Sydney.
[16]      Zhang, Y. (Producer/Director). (2000). Not one less [Motion Picture]. China: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Audio recording
[17]      Taupin, B. (1975). Someone saved my life tonight [Recorded by Elton John]. On 
          Captain fantastic and the brown dirt cowboy [CD]. London: Big Pig Music Limited.
Computer software
[18]      Ludwig, T. (2002). PschInquiry [computer software]. New York: Worth.