The AGLC is a Reference/Footnote system.
This style is based on the most recent version of AGLC – the third edition – Melbourne University Law Review Association Australian Guide to Legal Citation Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne University Law Review Association, 3rd ed, 2010).
References cited in text must be listed in the Bibliography and all references listed in the bibliography must be cited in the text. It should list all references relied upon, not just the references in the test and footnotes. Full stops must be used at the end of footnotes, but are not used for bibliographies.
Because referencing enables readers to locate the sources, reference data must be accurate.
Bibliography/ Reference List Layout.
Bibliography List Order – Alphabetically by Author surname.
Where an item has no author, the first word of the title is used.
Entries by the same single or multiple authors are arranged chronologically, by year of publication.
The bibliography may be divided into the section below. However a section may be omitted and other categories or subdivisions may be included as needed (with appropriate renumbering).
Journal, Book, Report, Case, legislation and treaty and titles are italicized. Eg Harvard Law Review .
Journal titles in the Bibliography must be spelled out fully – no abbreviated titles.
Starting page numbers for all articles and chapters in books should be included, but not the page range.
Acceptable abbreviations in the bibliography for aspects of the citation and other publications include:Chap = Chapter
Note: Official UN documents have their own specific abbreviations – see page 130 of the AGLC 3rd ed.
AGLC 3 uses smart quotes, single inverted commas.