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Re: Citing same-author-and-date papers

Typically the letters are by order they appear in the manuscript, but you
should double check the minutiae of the particular journal in question:
they may specify which pattern they want in their annual (or so) section
on "rules of submitted manuscripts".

> A boring question about putting a manuscript together ...
> Suppose I need to cite two papers by Hatcher, both from 1903


> The first one I cited is a monograph describing in detail the dinosaur
> named in the very brief second one; so clearly they were published in
> the opposite order.
> My question: which should I designate Hatcher 1903a and which Hatcher
> 1903b?  Should I call the monograph 1903a because I mentioned that one
> first, or should one-pager be 1903a because it was published first?
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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