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How to cite and reference your sources (Monash University) : In-text referencing style: author prominent vs information prominent

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In-text referencing style: author prominent vs information prominent

There are two different styles of referring the reader to in-text references: one way to do it is called "author prominent", the other way is "information prominent". You should consider your readers' needs, or which is most relevant when deciding which method to use. The two different styles are detailed below.


Information Prominent In-text Citations and Corresponding Reference List

Image of information prominent in-text citations

Fig. 1. Information prominent in-text references.

Example of a reference list that corresponds with in-text references in Fig.1.

Fig. 2. Reference list excerpt corresponding with in-text references in Fig. 1.

The full article for Fig.1. and 2 can be retrieved from:

[1] S. R. Bhaskaran, S. V. Hanly, N. Badruddin, and J. S. Evans, “Maximizing the sum rate in symmetric networks of interfering links,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 56, no. 9, pp. 4471–4487, Sep. 2010. doi: 10.1109/TIT.2010.2054652


Author Prominent In-text Citations and Corresponding Reference List

Example of author prominent in-text references

Fig. 3. Author prominent in-text references.

Fig. 4. Reference list excerpt corresponding with in-text references in Fig. 3.

The full article for Fig.3. and 4 can be retrieved from:

[2] X. Li, J. Vucic, V. Jungnickel, and J. Armstrong, "On the capacity of intensity-modulated direct-detection syst. and the inform. rate of ACO-OFDM for indoor optical wireless applications," IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 799-809, Mar. 2012. doi:10.1109/TCOMM.2012.020612.090300