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Legal Citation

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

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.


Author, Title (Edition, Publisher Year)

Antonio Cassese, Five Masters of International Law: Conversations with R.-J. Dupuy, E. Jiménez de Aréchaga, R. Jennings, L. Henkin and O. Schachter (Hart 2011)

Articles in Books

Author, 'Title' in Editor (ed), Book Title (Publisher Year)

Sophie Nappert and Federico Ortino, 'International Resolution of Energy Trade and Investment Disputes', in Yulia Selivanova (ed), Regulation of Energy in International Trade Law: WTO, NAFTA and Energy Charter (Kluwer Law International 2011).

Journal Articles

Author, | 'Title' | [Year] | Journal Name or Abbreviation | First Page of Article
Author, | 'Title'| (Year) | Volume | Journal Name or Abbreviation | First Page of Article

Paul Craig, 'Theory, "Pure Theory" and Values in Public Law' [2005] PL 440

Oona A. Hathaway, 'Why Do Countries Commit to Human Rights Treaties?', (2007) 51 Journal of Conflict Resolution 588

The year of publication is in square brackets if it identifies the volume, in round brackets if there is a separate volume number.


Author, 'Title' (Type of thesis, University Year)

Claude Barrat, 'Status and Rights of NGOs in International Humanitarian Law' (PhD thesis, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies 2010).