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Cite a work from the bibliography.

Before you starting citing, you need to add a bibliography somewhere in your document.


This was already noted by
pirates long ago. @arrgh

Multiple sources say ...
@arrgh @netwok.

You can also call `cite`
explicitly. #cite(<arrgh>)


If your source name contains certain characters such as slashes, which are not recognized by the <> syntax, you can explicitly call label instead.

Computer Modern is an example of a modernist serif typeface.


This function indirectly has dedicated syntax. References can be used to cite works from the bibliography. The label then corresponds to the citation key.

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The citation key that identifies the entry in the bibliography that shall be cited, as a label.

View example
// All the same
@netwok \
#cite(<netwok>) \

none or content
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A supplement for the citation such as page or chapter number.

In reference syntax, the supplement can be added in square brackets:

Default: none

View example
This has been proven. @distress[p.~7]


none or str
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The kind of citation to produce. Different forms are useful in different scenarios: A normal citation is useful as a source at the end of a sentence, while a "prose" citation is more suitable for inclusion in the flow of text.

If set to none, the cited work is included in the bibliography, but nothing will be displayed.


Display in the standard way for the active style.


Produces a citation that is suitable for inclusion in a sentence.


Mimics a bibliography entry, with full information about the cited work.


Shows only the cited work's author(s).


Shows only the cited work's year.

Default: "normal"

View example
#cite(<netwok>, form: "prose")
show the outsized effects of
pirate life on the human psyche.

auto or str
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The citation style.

Should be either auto, one of the built-in styles (see below) or a path to a CSL file. Some of the styles listed below appear twice, once with their full name and once with a short alias.

When set to auto, automatically use the bibliography's style for the citations.

View options

Annual Reviews (sorted by order of appearance)


Pensoft Journals


Annual Reviews (author-date)


The Lancet


Elsevier (numeric, with titles)


China National Standard GB/T 7714-2015 (author-date, 中文)


Royal Society of Chemistry


American Anthropological Association


SAGE - Vancouver




Frontiers journals


Elsevier - Harvard (with titles)


China National Standard GB/T 7714-2005 (numeric, 中文)


Angewandte Chemie International Edition


China National Standard GB/T 7714-2015 (note, 中文)


Springer - Basic (author-date)


Trends journals


American Geophysical Union


American Political Science Association


American Psychological Association 7th edition




SPIE journals


Cite Them Right 12th edition - Harvard


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


Council of Science Editors, Name-Year (author-date)


Copernicus Publications


SIST02 (日本語)


Springer - SocPsych (author-date)


Modern Language Association 8th edition




ISO-690 (numeric, English)


Springer - MathPhys (numeric, brackets)


Springer - Lecture Notes in Computer Science


Future Science Group


Current Opinion journals


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie 5. Auflage (Deutsch)


American Meteorological Society


Modern Humanities Research Association 3rd edition (note with bibliography)


American Society of Civil Engineers


Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (note)




Deutsche Sprache (Deutsch)


China National Standard GB/T 7714-2015 (numeric, 中文)


Bristol University Press


Association for Computing Machinery


Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (Português - Brasil)


American Medical Association 11th edition


Elsevier - Vancouver


Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date)




Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (full note)


Turabian 9th edition (author-date)


Springer - Fachzeitschriften Medizin Psychologie (Deutsch)


Thieme-German (Deutsch)


Taylor & Francis - National Library of Medicine


American Chemical Society


American Institute of Physics 4th edition


Taylor & Francis - Chicago Manual of Style (author-date)


Russian GOST R 7.0.5-2008 (numeric)


Institute of Physics (numeric)


ISO-690 (author-date, English)


The Institution of Engineering and Technology


American Society for Microbiology


Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute


Springer - Basic (numeric, brackets)


Springer - Humanities (author-date)


Turabian 8th edition (full note)


Karger journals


Springer - Vancouver (brackets)


Vancouver (superscript)


American Physical Society


Mary Ann Liebert - Vancouver


American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Council of Science Editors, Citation-Sequence (numeric, brackets)


American Physiological Society


Future Medicine journals


BioMed Central


Public Library of Science


American Sociological Association 6th edition


Modern Language Association 9th edition



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