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I am trying to get the \bibentry (bibtex) or \fullcite behavior with ConTeXt. My MnWE is:





with the bib-file:

author = {Bohr, N},
title = {{The structure of the atom}},
journal = {Nature},
year = {1923},
volume = {112},
pages = {29--44}

My output is:


but I would like to have to full line similar to the one in references (I am using mkiv). Something such as \placepublications[key=Bohr:1923tl].

To give some context ;), here is the first page of a book. Note how the reference is put in the margin, so I was thinking about \def\sidecite#1{\inouter{\fullcite{#1}}}, but there is no \fullcite? (sorry, German)

example page

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You want the full citation in text every time you cite the reference? – Aditya May 10 '12 at 14:39
Yes, every time. I edited the question to point out, what I am trying to achieve. – Andy May 10 '12 at 14:46
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This does not work for me. The output is very strange: blablabla ()..., () and then a frame with the text external figure no name. – Andy May 10 '12 at 15:11
@Andy: my context reports: ConTeXt ver: 2012.04.26 22:27 MKIV. If yours is much older, then you should probably upgrade. – Taco Hoekwater May 10 '12 at 15:22
I updated and then realized that a clicked ConTeXt instead of ConTeXt (LuaTeX) in TeXShop. So everything works fine for me in mkiv, but the newest mkii still has the error. It doesn't matter to me, but maybe it is supposed to work in mkii as well. – Andy May 10 '12 at 15:45

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