Styles and conventions

Bluestocking Academic Editing will ensure that your manuscript complies with all of the required conventions, whether that’s your journal or book publisher’s guidelines, your university’s requirements or your organisation’s unique house style or branding manual.

Australian Government Style

The standard for Australian media and publishing.

APA Style

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, widely used in the social sciences.


The Chicago Manual of Style is widely used in US publications in the social sciences and history.


The Australian Guide to Legal Citation sets standards for language and formatting as well as referencing conventions.

Publishers’ guidelines

Academic and trade publishers have their own style guidelines. Bluestocking Academic Editing has worked with a wide range of book and journal conventions. We can tailor our editing to comply with any style.