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I am currently generating my bibliography as follows:

\usepackage[autocite=footnote,style=verbose-trad1]{biblatex}
\let\cite\autocite

This generates full citations in footnotes, with optional pre- and post-notes.

Depressingly, it looks like I'll have to regress to bibTeX for a journal thing, so to make things run smoothly, I'd like to put my house in order before sending off the manuscript.

So what are my options? What \bibliographystyle should I use so that I get full citations with the \cite command? Is there a way to get references as footnotes with bibtex?

Or do I have to sed-fu my way to changing my \cites into \footnote\cites with the pre/post notes shifted as needed?

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I have not added the biblatex tag, because this doesn't seem to be a biblatex question, really. –  Seamus Mar 24 '11 at 12:01
    
As biblatex is able to use BibTex as backend, what do you mean by "regress to bibTeX"? Is using biblatex not admissible, but other bibliography packages (e.g., jurabib) are? –  lockstep Mar 25 '11 at 10:36
    
@lockstep I don't actually know what packages I can use (I'm trying to find out) but I do know that biblatex isn't allowed. –  Seamus Mar 25 '11 at 12:10

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The way I see it, the tricky part is not \letting \cite to \footcite, but emulating the full citation and ibidem mechanisms of verbose-trad1. The jurabib package, which is not maintained anymore, seems to have served as a model for numerous biblatex features. Here's an example using jurabib that comes at least close to verbose-trad1 (a lot of minor formatting is still missing).

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[%
  citefull=first,%
  ibidem=strictdoublepage,
  authorformat=citationreversed,%
  titleformat=colonsep,%
]{jurabib}

\AtBeginDocument{%
  \let\cite\footcite
}

\DeclareRobustCommand{\biblnfont}{\normalfont}
\DeclareRobustCommand{\bibfnfont}{\normalfont}
\DeclareRobustCommand{\bibelnfont}{\normalfont}
\DeclareRobustCommand{\bibefnfont}{\normalfont}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@article{Bli74,
  author = {Blinder, Alan S.},
  year = {1974},
  title = {The economics of brushing teeth},
  journal = {Journal of Political Economy},
  volume = {82},
  number = {4},
  pages = {887--891},
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}

Some text.\cite{Bli74}

Some text.\cite[p.~887]{Bli74}

\bibliographystyle{jurabib}
\bibliography{\jobname}

\end{document}
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Thanks, I'll see if this gets through. I'd forgotten about the ibidem features, so that's not important: it was part of the style demanded, but I hate it. So if it doesn't do that it's not important: if the editors want that style, they can do it themselves! –  Seamus Mar 25 '11 at 13:27

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