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AGLC - Referencing Guide

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Rule 7.12 Written Correspondence

  The editors of Melbourne University Law Review and Journal of International Law who produce AGLC providing the advice to broadly follow rule 7.2 which deals with Written Correspondence.

Note that this is interim guidance as this information is not officially part of AGLC. 

  Permitted use of AI for assessment must be acknowledged appropriately.

  Include methodology

  Include an appendix with a full transcript of any prompts and AI-generated responses

OpenAI, ChatGPT to Fred Jones, Output, 24 February 2023.


Number Output from [program], [creator] to [recipient], [full date].

1Output from ChatGPT, OpenAI to Fred Jones, 24 February 2023. 

Text explaining the prompt that was used can be included in the footnote. The full detail can also be included in an appendix.

Output from ChatGPT, OpenAI to Fred Jones, 24 February 2023. The output was generated in response to the prompt, ‘What is the history of the Law School at The University of Queensland’: see below Appendix C.


Standard format for footnote


   Creator  Program/App Title: Subtitle  ( Program type, Full access date ) <URL>.


Output from App/Program/Software:

  Output from  Program Title  Creator  to  Recipient ,  Full date ,<URL>.




OpenAI, ChatGPT-4 (Generative AI, 23 June 2023)


Output from App/Program/Software:

Output from ChatGPT-4, OpenAI to Debra Smith, 23 June 2023. Prompt used: Does capital punishment deter murder. Output in Appendix A.