Guide: How to cite a Government publication in Geological Magazine style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in Geological Magazine style

Cite A Government publication in Geological Magazine style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication using the Geological Magazine citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Geological Magazine style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Initial. Year Published. Title, City: Publisher,


Anon 2011. North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Bill 2011.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Policy objectives and the reasons for them
The primary objective of the Bill is to substantially end mining activities
(including all heavy mineral sand mining) in the North Stradbroke Island
Region (North Stradbroke and Peel Islands) by the end of 2019, and to end
all mining in the Region by 2025, to:
• protect and restore the environmental values of the region; and
• facilitate the staged creation of areas that are to be jointly managed by
the State and the Traditional Owners of the region. (Anon, 2011)

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