Conference papers and similar documents
Entry in footnote
Author, ‘Title’ (Conference Paper, Conference Name, Full Date) Pinpoint.
Ian Mutton, 'Extra-Territoriality: A Case Study' (Conference Paper, International Trade Law Conference, 29 May 1997).
Entry in bibliography
Author, ‘Title’ (Conference Paper, Conference Name, Full Date)
Mutton, Ian, 'Extra-Territoriality: A Case Study' (Conference Paper, International Trade Law Conference, 29 May 1997)
- Ordinal numbers (eg '1st', '5th') of conferences should not be included.
- The geographical location of the conference should not be included, unless it forms part of the name of the relevant forum.
- Where a conference paper or similar document has been published in a journal or book, it should be cited in accordance with AGLC 4 chapters 5 and 6.
The following style notes provide a brief introduction to AGLC 4. For more detailed information, consult the AGLC 4, available as a free view only PDF on the AGLC website. Copies are available for loan from the Law Library High Use. You can order one from the AGLC website or purchase a copy from the Co-op Bookstore.
AGLC 4 is a footnote referencing system.
AGLC 4 is divided into five parts:
- Part 1: General rules (covering topics such as how to deal with subsequent references (rule 1.4) quotations (rule 1.5), and punctuation (rule 1.6)
- Part 2: Domestic sources (cases in chapter 2, legislation in chapter 3)
- Part 3: Secondary sources (such as general rules for citing secondary sources in chapter 4 and discussed below, journal articles in chapter 5, books in chapter 6, and more).
- Part 4: International materials
- Part 5: Foreign domestic materials (citing the laws of selected countries other than Australia)
Information about law report abbreviations, Australian Medium Neutral Citations and pinpoint abbreviations are included as appendices in the print edition.
Pay close attention to the general rules in part 1 and the general rules for citing secondary sources at the start of part 3. Many of the general rules found in these parts are cross referenced in rules for citing specific sources. For example, the general rules for citing secondary sources in chapter 4 cover:
- rules about citing authors’ and editors’ names including how to deal with post-nominals and honorific titles;
how to cite multiple authors;
- publications authored by a body such as a government department or non-governmental organisation;
- citing judicial officers and former judicial officers, citing judges written judgments (curially), and citing judges writing in publications such as law reviews (extra-curially)
- how to cite titles, including punctuation, capitalisation, subtitles and italicisation, and rules for short titles;
- the inclusion of URLs and archived URLs using permalink
Rule 1.13 provides the rules for bibliographies. Where a bibliography is required it should list all sources that were relied upon, not only those referred to in the text and footnotes. Rule 1.13 also includes a suggestion of how to organise your bibliography according to source type.
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