Comprehensive citation of literature, data, materials, methods, and software is one of the hallmarks of open science. When using the R-implementation of WORCS, you will most likely be writing your manuscript in
RMarkdown format. This means that you will use Markdown
citekeys to refer to references, and these references will be stored in a separate text file known as a
To ease this process, we recommend following this procedure for citation:
.bibfile with the BibTeX references for all citations.
.bibfile from most reference manager programs; the free, open-source reference manager Zotero is excellent and user-friendly, and highly interoperable with other commercial reference managers. Here is a tutorial for using Zotero with RMarkdown.
citekey- the first word in the BibTeX entry for that reference. Insert it in the RMarkdown file like so:
@yourcitekey2020. For a parenthesized reference, use
[@citekeyone2020; @citekeytwo2020]. For more options, see the RMarkdown cookbook.
knitcommand in the YAML header.
knit: worcs::cite_allrenders all citations, and
knit: worcs::cite_essentialremoves all non-essential citations.
knit: worcs::cite_essential. The procedure is documented in this tutorial.