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Authors are especially encouraged to present their views
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single SRO Category should also be designated on the Title Page.
- In addition, a
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findings of the research, should be included on the Title Page.
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References References should be listed in
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References in the text should be cited
as follows: "The procedure used has been described elsewhere
(Hypnos, 1995)," or "Our observations are in agreement with those of
Hypnos and Morphius (1993) and of Van Winkle et al. (1994)," or with multiple
references, in chronological order: "Earlier reports (Hypnos and Morphius,
1990, 1992; Van Winkle et al., 1993; Hypnos, 1994, 1995)..."
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according to the last name of the first author. In two-author articles with
first authors of the same last name, the order is alphabetical by the second
author's name. The name of the author(s) should be followed by the full
title of the article as it appears in the original publication together with the
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Please do not use periods following abbreviations.
Aserinsky E, Kleitman N. Regularly occurring
periods of eye motility and concurrent phenomena during sleep. Science 1953; 118:
Kryger M, Roth T, Dement W, eds. The Principles and Practice of
Sleep Medicine. Second Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1994.
Chapter in a Book
Mahowald MW, Schenck CH. REM Sleep Behavior
Disorder. In: Kryger M, Roth T, Dement W, eds. The Principles and Practice of
Sleep Medicine. Second Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1994, pp. 574-588.
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