Creating modified citation text

Whether you are writing in LaTeX or not, you can choose a citation to show with a modified citation text. For example, instead of showing as (Einstein, 1905), you may want to show it as Einstein (1905).

You can modify the citation text using the citation tool, find a citation, and click "Change citation text", as shown below.


If writing in LaTeX, you can also do so by altering the \cite command as follows:
\citet{Einstein1905} produces Einstein (1905)
\citep{Einstein1905} produces (Einstein, 1905)
\citep[See e.g.][for a nice review]{Einstein1905} produces (See e.g. Einstein, 1905, for a nice review)
\citep[][p.22-23]{Einstein1905} produces (Einstein, 1905, p.22-23)
\citealt[see][on page 1]{Einstein1905} produces see Einstein, 1905, on page 1
\cite{Einstein1905,Einstein1922} produces (Einstein 1905, Einstein 1922)
For a full list of options, see the natbib package.

Want to include page numbers in your citations? See this article for an example.

Exporting your article to PDF

You can only export modified citations to PDF. Word export only support normal citations.

From the toolbar, click in the cog icon ⚙️ in the right and select Edit Macros
Add the following lines at the bottom of the file, between the last \else and \fi:
\usepackage{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}

Click Save and Close
Go back to the article, select Export Options and pick a citation style that contains bibtex in its name. For example, search and select apacite (bibtex)
Export to PDF
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