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This may be a bit of hair-splitting, but maybe there is a proper way to do this: In my thesis I present an external application. I want to give a literature reference to the application and a reference to a screenshot. What comes first, the literature reference or the screenshot reference?

The SuperFramework [1] (cf. Figure 1.1) ...

or

The SuperFramework (cf. Figure 1.1) [1] ...

Figure 1.1 is the screenshot.

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I don't think there's any way to stick a citation and figure reference right next to one another in a non-ugly way, so I cheat. When faced with a situation like this, I reorganize the sentence so that they are separated, e.g.:

The SuperFramework [1], for which a screenshot is shown in Figure 1.1, ...

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If you have to go with either (and not with what jakebeal suggests), I would go with the first option:

The SuperFramework [1] (cf. Figure 1.1) ...

I'm afraid I don't have any reference for this, it's just my copy editor hat on.

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  • I agree with this. Placing the citation after the figure reference might give some readers that the citation is the source for the figure rather than the framework. – Significance Jun 15 '16 at 23:54
  • @Significance A source for a figure should be mentioned in the caption, not in the text. – yo' Jun 16 '16 at 8:33

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