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References to published work cited in the text should appear as follows:
List of references to published work should be given alphabetically (and then chronologically) at the end of the manuscript in the manner explained below:
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Surrounding Area: Morphology, Typologies and Geometric Characteristics’, Nexus Network
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University of Surrey, UK.