Examples below are adapted from Instructions for authors for submissions to the journal of the Australian Veterinary Association, published by Wiley InterScience.
The Australian Veterinary Journal prefers a numbered referencing style.
Each time a work is cited in your paper, it should be numbered in the order it appears, using superscript Arabic numerals immediately after any punctuation. If you cite the same work more than once, the same citation number should be used:
One-three works: e.g. Several studies have attempted to evaluate emotional states in farm animals.1,2,3
Three or more works: e.g. 4-7
Construct the reference list in the same numerical sequence of the references in the text.
Book: Single author
Senger PL. Pathways to pregnancy and parturition. 2nd edn. Current Conceptions, Washington, 2003.
Book: Two – Five authors
Hoffbrand AV, Pettit JE. Essential Haematology. 4th edn. Blackwell Science, Massachusetts, 2001.
Book: Six or more
Fossum TW, Dewey CW, Horn CV et al. Small animal surgery. 4th edn. Elsevier, Missouri, 2013.
Devlin TM, editor. Textbook of biochemistry: with clinical correlations. 6th edn. Wiley-Liss, New Jersey, 2006.
Palmer C, Sandoe P. Animal ethics. In: Appleby MC, Mench JA, Olsson IAS, Hughes BO, editors. Animal welfare. 2nd edn. CABI, Oxford, 2011:1-12.
DeLahunta A, Glass E. Veterinary neuroanatomy and clinical neurology [ebook]. Saunders/Elsevier, Missouri, 2009.
Journal article: Print
Bowers J, Slocombe R. Auricular chondrosis in a horse. Aust Vet J. 2009;87:219-221.
Note that journal titles must be abbreviated without full stops.
Journal article: Electronic
Chen H, Smith G, Zhang S et al. Avian flu: H5N1 virus outbreak in migratory waterfowl. Nature 2005;436:7048. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v436/n7048/full/nature03974.html. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
Compose the abbreviation list in alphabetical order. Use the heading ‘Abbreviations’ and then list the abbreviations and their definitions, separated by semi-colons.
Abbreviations should be used only where they ease the reader’s task by reducing repetition of long, technical terms. Use abbreviations only if the term is used three or more times. All abbreviations are to be listed in the abbreviations list and written out in full the first time they appear in the text, followed by the abbreviation in brackets. Exceptions are SI units and commonly used terms that can be understood from the context, for example:
IV, SC, IM, DNA, RNA, EDTA, IgA, IgG
The full AVJ Style Guide is available online.
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