AGLC4 is a footnoting style. Part 1 General Rules outlines footnoting rules.
Footnotes should be used to:
- Provide authority
- Provide other information that is not appropriate to include in the text
- Provide other information available (see Rule 1.1.1)
General Format of Footnotes (Rule 1.1)
This is only a summary - for a more detailed list of rules see 1.1 General Format of Footnotes
- A footnote should always follow the relevant portion of text - generally after the punctuation at the end of a sentence. However, footnote numbers may be placed directly after the relevant portion of the text if this is necessary for the sake of clarity. (Rule 1.1.2)
- Footnotes must start with a number corresponding to the number in text. This number is also superscript. e.g. 22
- Multiple sources in footnotes - a semicolon should be used to separate the sources.
- Pinpoint reference - whenever you quote, paraphrase or refer to a section of a source. The pinpoint for a page number should appear as a number with no prefix.
- Pinpoint for a paragraph should appear as a number in [ ]
Subsequent References (Rule 1.4)
Note Rule change - the rule has been broadened to apply to all source types.
- Style - now '(n[Footnote Number]) and applies to all source types. (Rule 1.4.1)
Author Surname n(Footnote Number) Pinpoint.
- For subsequent references to cases, use the Case Name or Short Title. (Rule 1.4.4)
Case Name n(Footnote Number) Pinpoint.
- For subsequent references to legislation, a Short Title may be used (Rule 1.4.4)
Legislation title n(Footnote Number) Pinpoint.
- Above n / Below n - only used when referring to parts within a text. However "Above n" should NOT be used for case and legislation citations. (Rule 1.4.2)
- Ibid - use to refer to a source immediately preceding the footnote. However 'ibid' should not be used where there are multiple sources in the preceding footnote. (Rule 1.4.3)