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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Cite unpublished work as "A. B. Smith and C. D. Jones, unpublished data" or "E. F. Smith and G. H. Jones, unpublished manuscript."
"In review" manuscripts should be referred to as unpublished manuscripts in text and not listed in the literature cited.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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