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Summary: I'm trying to figure out how to switch between [author-last-name et al. year] and author-last-name [year] formatting using the ACM-Reference-Format-Journals format.

Details:

I'm using the ACM Small Standard Format and I noticed a paper that sometime has references with [Author year] in brackets and sometimes just the year. What I want to do is probably clearer looking at an example from another paper:

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The Java programs[Kazi and Lilja 2000] citation uses the "[Author year]" style, while Bhowmik and Franklin [2002] uses the "Author [year]" style.

I looked at the ACM-Reference-Format-Journals.bst and saw that the comments seem to indicate different citation formation options exist. But it's not clear to me how to select the format I want for various differnt cite{...} citations in my latex file. So my question is how can I pick between two different formats.

%   Citation format: [author-last-name year]
%             [author-last-name and author-last-name year]
%             [author-last-name, author-last-name, and author-last-name year]
%             [author-last-name et al. year]
%             [author-last-name]
%             author-last-name [year]
%             [author-last-name and author-last-name]
%             [author-last-name et al.]
%             [year] or [year,year]
%             year or year,year
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From the documentation acmsmall-guide.pdf (page 1:11):

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So you need to use \citeN or \citeyear. A little example:

\documentclass[prodmode,acmtecs]{acmsmall}

\acmVolume{9}
\acmNumber{4}
\acmArticle{39}
\acmYear{2010}
\acmMonth{3}

\begin{document}

\cite{Cohen07}

\citeN{Cohen07}

\bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format-Journals}
\bibliography{acmsmall-sample-bibfile}

\end{document}

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