I have text between citations in parentheses and I'm not sure how to deal with this. I am willing to accept any style guide. Here's what I have:

(see, e.g., Smith et al., 2001 and Johnson et al., 2002, on this; Smith, 2003 and Smith and Johnson, 2004, on that; Smith., 2005, on this and that)

  • Which style guide do you follow? Doesn't it mention situations like this? – Edwin Ashworth Dec 23 '17 at 8:40
  • Harvard citation style. – user103828 Dec 23 '17 at 8:45
  • In that case, you are better equipped to research the question than most users here. If the answers are not easy to find, you can probably contact the authors. Style questions on ELU are rarely on-topic, as different 'authorities' have different 'rules' / protocols / opinions / preferences, and answers are too arbitrary to be helpful to the general user. – Edwin Ashworth Dec 23 '17 at 8:49
  • I have found how to deal with text before and after all the citations in parentheses. I can't find any example, under any style, of dealing with text between citations in parentheses. This is what I'm most interested in. The style guide is not so important. (I have changed the question to reflect this) – user103828 Dec 23 '17 at 8:58
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    Princeton offers sample citation styles. If my work wasn't subject to scrutiny, I'd use (see, for example, Smith et al [2001] and Johnson et al [2002] on this; Smith [2003] and Smith and Johnson [2004] on that; Smith [2005] on this and that). If I was subject to scrutiny, I'd check with those in authority. – Edwin Ashworth Dec 23 '17 at 9:23

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