I am currently using the natbib package with the apalike style. The reference list that it generate are now like this:

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How do I remove the parentheses around the year fields and the vertical space between each line to look like this?

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For information on how to remove the parentheses around the year field when employing the apalike bibliography style, please check out the posting How can I modify the apalike bibliography style to remove parentheses of year?

To minimize the vertical separation between the formatted bibliographic entries, issue the command


in the preamble, after loading the natbib package.

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