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Papers to be submitted to the Astrophysical Journal or the Astronomical Journals use the LaTeX AASTEX package, and the preferred method for reference management is to use the thebibliography environment. Citations in the body are marked with the
\cite command (and its variants as
\citealp etc.), while bibliography references are listed with the
While it is straightforward to identify citations missing the associated reference, as Latex will print a warning message whenever it encounters one, there is no easy way to check what references in the bibliography list are never used (cited) in the text.
To this end, we have written a simple perl script that operates on the .aux file and lists all unused references:
After you have removed the extra references from the .tex file, run Latex again twice.