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According to this, footnote marks should come at the end of the sentence, after the punctuation, like

The inner flow is then reflected at this boundary, leading to an oblique expansion shock (also named reflection wave).4

Sadly, I don't remember where, but I think that references go like this:

The inner flow is then reflected at this boundary, leading to an oblique expansion shock (also named reflection wave)[8].

Now, assuming I have to put both of these,

The inner flow is then reflected at this boundary, leading to an oblique expansion shock (also named reflection wave)[8].4

is this the correct way?

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Citation references do normally go inside the sentence, i.e. before the full stop (that's the only thing I don't like about numeric superscript references - the gap underneath and before the full stop is ugly). A footnote to the whole sentence can certainly be placed after the full stop. If you don't like the combination, it's often possible to apply the citation or footnote to a specific statement within the sentence, rather than putting it at the end.

  • That does seem like it will solve the issue. As a follow-up, is there any rule about spacing before or after the superscript? In my texts, I've been using a smaller space after the mark, because a normal one seems to large for me... – Jak Mar 24 at 13:25
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    I've never seen any reason to use anything other than a normal space, but I don't know if LaTeX does anything clever behind the scenes. I reckon I'd have heard something if it did – Chris H Mar 24 at 14:58

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