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
RMarkdown format. This means that you will
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.