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A question on adding dates to name et al. in dissertation

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Hi, I really need some advice on this if anyone can help? Below are some excerpts from my dissertation on Sonoluminescence:

Milton et al. in particular found that if the....

Baghdassarian et al. (1999) added to the argument when he found....

Beige et al. (2009) proposed that....

Unnikrishnan, in his “Comment on Sonoluminescence as Quantum Vacuum Radiation” [64] made several statements....

Eberlein [31,60] followed on from Schwinger.....

There are however some inconsistencies with the blackbody theory. Vasquez et al. explains....
My question is, is it okay to write the above as they are? Or for example in the first line is a date after the et al. ALWAYS required?

Any advice on this would really be appreciated.
 

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Hi, I really need some advice on this if anyone can help? Below are some excerpts from my dissertation on Sonoluminescence:



My question is, is it okay to write the above as they are? Or for example in the first line is a date after the et al. ALWAYS required?

Any advice on this would really be appreciated.
Different places have different requirements. My thesis was written with the same formatting for the references as the AIP Journal that most of my work was published in. This was fine for the Graduate Division at my University.

Basically, follow the rules of your Graduate Division (or equvalnet body). If there is felxibility in formatting, pick a format that you like, consider one that is the "lingua franca" of your discipline. Be consistent.
 
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Different places have different requirements. My thesis was written with the same formatting for the references as the AIP Journal that most of my work was published in. This was fine for the Graduate Division at my University.

Basically, follow the rules of your Graduate Division (or equvalnet body). If there is felxibility in formatting, pick a format that you like, consider one that is the "lingua franca" of your discipline. Be consistent.

Thanks for that, yes I see what you mean by having consistancy. And I will look into how my department writes their dissertations. Thanks!
 

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