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BIOL 126: Energy Flow in Biological Systems

Professors Annie Bosacker, Daniel Hernández, David Hougen-Eitzman, Mike Nishizaki, and Matt Rand

References in American Naturalist Style

From American Naturalist's Instructions for Authors page:

  • Authors who use citation managers to generate reference lists automatically should still check through their reference text to ensure the citations are accurate and complete.
  • List in-text citations chronologically, then alphabetically for the same year.
  • Cite unpublished work as "A. B. Smith and C. D. Jones, unpublished data" or "E. F. Smith and G. H. Jones, unpublished manuscript."
  • "In review" manuscripts should be referred to as unpublished manuscripts in text and not listed in the literature cited.
  • Spell out all journal and press names in the literature cited.
  • Follow journal reference style. For example:
    • Hubbell, S. P., and R. B. Foster. 1986. Canopy gaps and the dynamics of a Neotropical forest. Pages 77-96 in M. J. Crawley, ed. Plant ecology. Blackwell Scientific, Oxford.
    • Maynard Smith, J. 1966. Sympatric speciation. American Naturalist 100:637-650.

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