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Legal Citation

Main citation rules of the Bluebook, the European Journal of International Law, and Oscola


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This guide presents four legal styles: 

  • the style of the European Journal of International Law
  • the Bluebook Style, an American style
  • the Oscola, the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities
  • The International Law Department style

There are Bluebook, Oscola and European Journal of International Law styles available for Zotero. There is also a Zotero style for the International Law Department style, which is not officially validated (and therefore is not in the style repository), but is available here.

How to Find the Abbreviation of a Journal Title?

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English-language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.