How to cite ABARES research and data

Research and data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) 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.

While users of ABARES material may use different citation formats, depending on the internal style rules of the publication, institution or agency with whom their own work is associated, there are certain elements that are common to all of them which should be used when citations are generated.

This includes:

  • using the names of ABARES staff identified as authors
  • ‘ABARES' as the publisher
  • the title of the product from which material has been sourced, including the title of the series that the particular product has been published from
  • the year and month of publication
  • the category of the particular product
  • the Digital Object Identifier that has been assigned to the particular product
  • the correct Creative Commons licence abbreviation.

The abbreviation 'ABARES' may be used in in-text references with the name of the author or publication if the full name and abbreviation ‘Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)’ has been used in the first in-text reference.

Example of citation:

Brown, A, De Costa, C & Guo, F 2020, Our food future: trends and opportunities, ABARES, Research Report 20.1, Canberra, January, DOI: 10.25814/5d9165cf4241d. CC BY 4.0.

Last reviewed: 24 March 2020
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