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My Mentor advised me this referencing style:
Reference List: is made in name,date in alphabetical order. than they all are assigned numbers in ascending order.
In text: the assigned numbers are quoted in text in brackets.
which style is this and would this be acceptable.
Bassanio

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If it is acceptable to your teacher, that is, the person who is actually setting the standards for the paper, it is acceptable. This does not come from a style guide with which I am familiar, however. But different disciplines and different geographic areas often use different style guides. If I were you, I would ask my instructor what style guide is preferred.

If, in the future, you are writing articles for submission to a particular journal, all journals specify what style guide should be followed. And you must follow their requirements for your article to be considered.

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