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Citing and referencing: Appendix A - Figure and table captions; music notations

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

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Figure and table captions; music notations

 

Figure captions are given below the figure, and start with a sequential figure number (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2). All figures in your paper must be referred to in the main body of the text. Captions should include a statement of what is being figured, and definitions for any symbols or acronyms used. Axes must be labelled and at an appropriate scale to identify the relevant features. A good figure and its caption should be self-contained, and able to stand on its own.

For example:

Figure 1: Estimated most probable numbers (MPN) of coliform bacteria (E. coli) present in two species of bivalve molluscs species (Mytilus edilus and Crassostrea gigas) immersed in water (W) or held in dry (D) conditions in an incubator at 12°C (Bernard 1989, p. 1598, Figure 7). Curves were calculated using the exponential function Y = aebX.   

 

Table captions are given above the table, and start with a sequential table number (e.g. Table 1, Table 2). All tables in your paper must be referred to in the main body of the text. Captions should include a statement of what is being figured, definitions for any symbols or acronyms used. A good table and its caption should be self-contained, and able to stand on its own.

 

Table captions are given above the table, and start with a sequential table number (e.g. Table 1, Table 2). All tables in your paper must be referred to in the main body of the text. Captions should include a statement of what is being figured, definitions for any symbols or acronyms used. A good table and its caption should be self-contained, and able to stand on its own.

For example:

Table 1: Regression constants for estimated most probable number of coliform bacteria (E. coli) present when Mytilus edilus and Crassostrea gigas were held immersed in water (W) or held in dry (D) conditions in an incubator at 12°C (Bernard 1989, p. 1598, Table 4). For the exponential equation Y = aebX, where X is time, a and b are the fitted parameters and r2is the coefficient of determination.

 

 

Musical notation captions are given above the notation and start with the sequential example number (e.g. Example 1, Example 2). You should provide the following details as necessary: Example number, composer, title, movement (if appropriate) or section (if appropriate), and bar number or numbers.

For example:

 

Example 1: Schumann, String quartet Op. 41 No. 2, Andante, quasi variazioni, bars 1-6

 

The following example is from Murray, RD 2011, Australian piano music 1980-2010 from a pianist‟s perspective: a presentation of two performance events, doctoral dissertation, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

 

Example 10: Sculthorpe, Mountains, bars 19-21

 

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