So if I have a paper called "On strangeness of physics graduate school admission - and a lots of adjectives and observations etc. that makes it a very long title with certain data and etc." published in journal Nonesuch, how should I mention it in my SOP? Should I say "I have a paper on xxx topic published in Nonesuch" and leave the reader to find out the name of the publication in my CV? Or should I put the full name of the paper, etc. in the SOP text, in the risk that it interrupt the flow of my sentences? Or should I do something like, ". . . my paper  . . . " and at the end, " My name, Other names. On Strangeness....."?
I always though I would just cite the paper with latex's usual citation format, but I just compiled my tex file and it looks a bit pretentious to have a "Reference" section at the end. What do you think? How did you do it in your SOP?