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or '...was collaborated in the analysis (Smith, 2002; Adams and Brown, 2011)...'.
citing references with more than two authors, use et al., excluding
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references by the same author(s) in the same year should be appended with ‘a,
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titles should be abbreviated according to the latest (4th) edition
of the World List of Scientific Periodicals.
G. (2005) Essential Animal Behavior. Blackwell Science.
J. (2004) Merging quantum theory into classical physics. In: Developments in
Quantum Physics (Ed. F. Coloumbus and V. Krasnoholovets). Nova Science
Publishers, Inc, New York.
ROTHSCHILD, M., VON EUW, J., REICHSTEIN, D., SMITH,
D. & PIERRE, J. (1975) Cardenolide Storage in Danaus chrysippus (L.)
with Additional Notes on D. plexippus (L.). Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B Biol.
Sci. 190, 1-31.
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