In footnotes, give the author’s name exactly as it appears in the publication, but omit postnominals such as QC.
In footnotes, the author’s first name or initial(s) precede their surname. In bibliographies, the surname comes first, then the initial(s), followed by a comma.
Cite all publications with an ISBN as if they were books, whether read online or in hard copy.
The OSCOLA style is a footnote referencing system. This means it consists of three elements.
Whenever you paraphrase or quote a source or use the ideas of another person, you show these by a superscript number (1, 2, 3) within the text, usually at the end of the sentence, or directly after the word or phrase to which it relates.
This is accompanied by a corresponding footnote at the bottom of the page. Footnote references should always end with a full stop. Your footnotes should be numbered continuously through your document, starting at 1.
You don't always need a footnote for legislation if you have provided sufficient information about the legislation within the text.
Inserting a footnote using Word. After each quote or paraphrase you need to insert a footnote marker (superscript number 1) into your work. This puts a small number after your text and takes you automatically to the bottom of the page where you can insert a reference in OSCOLA style to the information source used.
The footnote should correspond with the reference at the bottom of your page.
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