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> Introduction

> Printed Sources
Examples: Publications, Multiple authorship , Multiple corporate publishers,
Book Chapters, Brochures, Newsletters

> Multi Media Publications
Examples: CD/DVD

> AIMS Web Pages
Examples: General web pages, AIMS Web Publications

> AIMS Web Data
Examples: Tables, Maps

> Dynamically generated tables/files etc. using AIMS information

> E-mail

 

Introduction

Materials from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) must be acknowledged responsibly whenever it is used. Citing, or referencing, is important for several reasons, including acknowledging that one has used the ideas, words or data of others. Accurately citing sources used also allows others to find and use the original information.

The aim of this document is to provide guidance on how to cite AIMS material. Universities, educational institutions, corporations and other users of AIMS materials may have their own guidelines for citing resources. This document does not intend to supersede those requirements, rather to act as a suggested guide, indicating elements that should be included when citing AIMS sources.

Whilst details regarding the citation of different formats of AIMS material may differ, there are certain elements that are common to all of them. This includes :

  • author;
  • date;
  • title;
  • publisher;
  • place of publication;
  • other information available such as:
    • number of pages or dimensions;
    • ISBN/ISSN.

The full name (Corporate ) Australian Institute of Marine Science should be used as the author, if no personal author is listed. If the publisher is the same as the corporate author use AIMS. The abbreviation 'AIMS' may be used in in-text references if the full name and abbreviation ‘Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)' has been used in the first in-text reference.

When citing several works by AIMS that have been published in the same year in in-text references, distinguish them from each other by attaching a lower-case alphabet to the publication date. For example, for the first item published by the AIMS in 2001, the in-text reference would be (AIMS, 2001a), the second (AIMS 2001b), and so on. The references would be arranged by title in the reference list or bibliography.

If there are more than three personal authors, only the surname of the first listed author is used, followed by the expression ‘et al.' in the in-text reference. For the bibliography all authors should be cited. Examples of how to cite materials are shown below.

 

Printed Sources

Publications

In-text:

(AIMS 2009a)
(AIMS 2009b)

Bibliography:

Australian Institute of Marine Science(2009).

Annual report 08/09. AIMS: Australia's tropical marine research agency. AIMS, Townsville, Qld. 165 p. ISSN 1037-3314.

Australian Institute of Marine Science(2009).

The AIMS index of marine industry. AIMS, Townsville, Qld. 14 p.

Multiple authorship

In-text:

(Furnas and Mitchell 1984)

Bibliography:

Furnas MJ and Mitchell AW (1984).
A hydrographic, nutrient and phytoplankton biomass survey in Palm Passage (Central Great Barrier Reef) during 1983.AIMS-OS-84-1. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville, Qld. 131 p.

In-text (3 or more authors):

(Sweatman et al. 2005)

Bibliography:

Sweatman HPA, Burgess S, Cheal AJ, Coleman GJ, Delean S, Emslie MJ, McDonald A, Miller IR, Osborne K and Thompson AA (2005).
Long-term monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. Status Report Number 7. Australian Institute of Marine Science ‘ CRC Reef Research Centre. Townsville, Qld. 257 p. ISSN 1449-7980.

Multiple corporate publishers

In text:

(Delean and De'ath 2008)

Bibliography:

Delean S and De'ath AG (2008).
Spatial and temporal patterns of indicators of reef health on the Great Barrier Reef. MTSRF Research Report No. 20. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre and Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville, Qld. 122. p. ISBN 978-1921359-20-0.

In-text:

(Sweatman et al. 2005)

Bibliography:

Sweatman HPA, Burgess S, Cheal AJ, Coleman GJ, Delean S, Emslie MJ, McDonald A, Miller IR, Osborne K and Thompson AA (2005).
Long-term monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef. Status Report Number 7. Australian Institute of Marine Science ‘ CRC Reef Research Centre. Townsville, Qld. 257 p. ISSN 1449-7980.

Book Chapters

In text:

(Chalker 1983)

Bibliography:

Chalker BE (1983). Calcification by corals and other animals on the reef. pp. 29-45. In: Barnes DJ and Clouston B (eds) Perspectives on coral reefs. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville, Qld. 277 p. ISBN 0642895856.

Brochures

In text:

(AIMS 2009)

Bibliography:

Australian Institute of Marine Science(2009).
Discover AIMS [brochure], AIMS, Townsville, Qld. 2p.

Newsletters

In text:

(AIMS 1981)

Bibliography:

Australian Institute of Marine Science (1981).
Monthly newsletter, March 1981. AIMS, Townsville, Qld.

Multi Media Publications

CD/DVD In text:

(AIMS 2000)

Bibliography:

Australian Institute of Marine Science, (2000).
C-Nav coral navigator. [DVD]. AIMS and Digital Dimensions, Townsville, Qld.
Version 1.0 and requires Apple Quicktime and Netscape Communicator v 4.7.2. ISBN 0642-32203-1.

 

AIMS Web Pages

In citing information from the AIMS Web site, direct readers as closely as possible to the information being cited so that they can find and use the original source. Elements to include:

  • Author/Source, usually: Australian Institute of Marine Science. Some documents such as feature articles, analytical, occasional, working or conference papers may have individual authors;
  • Year of creation/publication, or of the most recent revision/update;
  • Title (in italics);
  • Format/description of the information (if applicable) Do not use for pdf publications;
  • 'viewed' followed by date of viewing the information in the form:
    viewed dd month yyyy;
  • Electronic address (URL) in angle brackets. It is critical that the whole URL be cited, or readers will not be able to find the cited material. The easiest way to transcribe the URL accurately is to copy it from the address window in your browser and paste it into your citation. If you need to break URLs across lines, break the URL after a slash or before a punctuation mark. Never add a hyphen.

Examples:

General web pages

In-text:

(AIMS 2010)

Bibliography:

Australian Institute of Marine Science, (2010). Climate change and the tropical marine environment. Viewed 23 February 2010
<http://www.aims.gov.au/docs/research/climate-change/position-paper.html>

AIMS Web Publications

In text:

(AIMS 2010)

Bibliography:

Australian Institute of Marine Science, (2010).
Survey report - Report on surveys of the Capricorn-Bunker, Swain and Pompey sectors of the Great Barrier Reef, 3rd - 22nd January 2010. Viewed 23rd February 2010
< http://www.aims.gov.au/docs/research/monitoring/reef/ltm2010-01.html>

 

AIMS Web Data

Tables

In Text:

(AIMS 2010)

Bibliography:

Australian Institute of Marine Science, (2010).
The future of the reef .[table] Data Centre, AIMS. Viewed 23rd February 2010
<http://data.aims.gov.au/reefstate/sci/reefstate/index.jsp?model=darlam25>

Maps

In text:

(AIMS 2010)

Bibliography:

Australian Institute of Marine Science (2010).
Image of sea surface temperatures for February 11, 2010. [map]. Data Centre, AIMS.
Viewed 23rd February 2010 <http://data.aims.gov.au/atlas/>

 

Dynamically generated tables/files etc. using AIMS information

In text:

(AIMS 2010) or

Under figures - tables, graphs, maps, etc.: Source: generated from (AIMS 2010)

Bibliography:

Australian Institute of Marine Science(2010). Table generated 24th February 2010 using Reef Monitoring, Reef names. Long term Monitoring and Data Centre, AIMS. Viewed 24th February 2010
<http://data.aims.gov.au/reefpage2/rpdetail.jsp?fullReefID=11237S3>

 

Emails

Email messages are regarded as personal communication as they are not recoverable data. It is therefore sufficient to provide an in-text reference only.

In text

John Smith (personal communication, 19 March 2004)

There are occasions when the reader could find more detail helpful, in which case a Reference List or Bibliography entry may be given. The AIMS requires that email addresses are not disseminated to the general public. To this end we prefer that personal email addresses are not cited in documents. Email citation is only for information contained in the direct message. Data sets sent via email should not be cited as a personal email.

Smith, John 19 March 2004, First draft of "Strategic directions for CSO and the public library sector" document [email to Jane. B. Smith]