The reference citation style described here is a version of the "Author, Date" scientific style, adapted from Hansen (1991) and the Council of Biology Editors (1994).
Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission.
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Citations to appropriate sources show that you've done your homework and are aware of the background and context into which your work fits, and they help lend validity to your arguments.
Reference citations also provide avenues for interested readers to follow up on aspects of your work -- they help weave the web of science.