REA: Religion, Education and the Arts

Style Guide



REA follows an author-date style of referencing with references in-text in parenthesis and the full reference in the bibliography.
Below are examples of the referencing system, with T referring to the in-text reference and B to the bibliographical reference. Please be advised that this style guide applies from issue 6 onwards. Issues 1-5 should not be used as referencing templates.



One author

T:    (Lane 1990, 34)
B:    Lane, Dermot A. 1990. Christ at the Centre: Selected Issues in Christology. Dublin: Veritas.
Two authors
T:    (Beauchamps and Childress 2001, 23)
B:    Beauchamps, Tom L. and James F. Childress. 2001. Principles of Biomedical Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.
Four or more authors
T:    (Laumann et al. 1994, 262)
B:    Laumann, Edward O., John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael and Stuart Michaels. 1994. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Edited Book
Plate, S. Brent, ed. 2003. Religion and World Cinema: Filmmaking. Mythmaking, Culture Making. London: Palgrave.
Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author
T:    (Derrida 1997, 15)
B:    Derrida, Jacques. 1997. Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida, edited by John D. Caputo. New York: Fordham University Press.
Chapter or other part of a book
T:    (Griffith 2008, 101)
B:    Griffith, Angela. 2008. ‘Impressions: Jack Yeats’ Approach to Fine Art Publishing’ in Jack B. Yeats: Old and New Departures, edited by Yvonne Scott, 100-119. Dublin: Four Courts Press.
Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere
T:    (Cicero 1986, 35)
B:    Cicero, Quintus Tullius. 1986. ‘Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship’ in Rome: Late Republic and Principate, edited by Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White, 33–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Originally published in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., 1908. The Letters of Cicero, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons.
Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book
T:    (Orgel and Goldberg 2004, ix)
B:    Orgel, Stephen and Jonathan Goldberg. 2004. Introduction to Paradise Lost by John Milton, vii-xxxviii. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ecclesial Document
T:    (Second Vatican Council 1975, 962)
B:    Second Vatican Council. 1975. Gaudium et spes (1965), trans. A. Flannery. Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, 903-1001. Dublin: Dominican Publications.
Book published electronically
T:    (Abbot 1910)
B:    Abbott, Edith. 1910. Women in Industry: A Study in American Economic History. New York and London: D. Appleton and Co. (accessed May 5, 2009)


Journal Article

Article in a print journal

T:    (Cassidy 2002, 26)
B:    Cassidy, Eoin. 2002. ‘The First of All Questions: Heidegger and the Intelligibility of Metaphysics’. REA: A Journal of Religion, Education and the Arts, 1.2, 26-45.
 Article in an online journal
T:    (Nelson 2009)
B:    Nelson, Angela. 2009. ‘The Repertoire of Black Popular Culture’. Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 8.1, (accessed September 10, 2009).
Newspaper or Magazine Article
T:    (Dalton 2002)
B:    Dalton, Steve. 2002. ‘V Festival at Weston Park’. The Times, August 20.


Book Review

T:     (Duffy 2005, 16)
B:     Duffy, Jim. 2005. ‘Hero or Hypocrite?’ Review of Eoin O’Duffy: A Self Made Hero by Ferghal McGarry. The Irish Book Review, 1.2.

Thesis or Dissertation
T:     (O’Dwyer 2008, 63)
B:    O’Dwyer, Kathleen. 2008. The Possibility of Love: An Interdisciplinary Analysis. PhD diss. University of Limerick.

Paper presented at a meeting or conference
T:    (Doyle 2002)
B:    Doyle, Brian. 2002. ‘Howling like Dogs: Metaphorical language in Psalm 59’. Paper presented at the Annual International Meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, June 19–22, Berlin, Germany.

Webpage (no author)

T:    (International Association for Philosophy and Literature)
B:    International Association for Philosophy and Literature. 2003. (accessed June 1, 2009).

Webpage (author)
T:    (O’Connor 2008)
B:    O’Connor, John. 2008. ‘Director’s Welcome’, Royal Irish Academy of Music. (accessed August 24, 2009).

Weblog entry or comment
T:    (Pearson 2006)
B:    Pearson, James, 2006. The Becker-Posner Blog. (accessed June 8, 2007).