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I am using LyX with bibtex and natbib for my citations. However, for some reason when I create the pdf, the citation comes out as Author [year] instead of Author (year). Is there a way to change the style of the parenthesis?

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You should use the \setcitestyle command to set this. This is documented on page 12 of the natbib manual. A minimal document is

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{natbib}
\setcitestyle{round}

\begin{document}
\cite{Test}

\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\bibliography{test}
\end{document}

which with test.bib containing

@Article{Test,
  author =   {Author, A. N.},
  title =    {Title},
  journal =  {Journal},
  year =     2000
}

produces

Sample output

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