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I'm looking to insert a citation into the caption using biblatex and biblatex-chem. I'm trying to follow the citation style of the RSC. When making a reference in an RSC journal within a caption the output I've seen in journals is typically (adapted from ref. 29.). So there is no superscript or parentheses. I can't replicate this using \autocite{} or any of the other biblatex citation commands when citing within a \caption{}. In the MWE below \autocite{} will result in the general citation style used in normal text to be used.

\usepackage[backend=biber, style=chem-rsc, articletitle, chaptertitle, language=auto, doi, isbn, defernumbers=false]{biblatex} 


\caption{Test test test test \autocite{Test2012}}

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Short answer: no.

Longer answer: \autocite is meant to deal with the question of superscript/inline citations, not the complexities of different kinds of citation based on context, publishers style, etc. In the case give, I'd go with

\caption{Test test test test (adapted from \cite{Test2012}})}

(The 'adapted from' or similar may or may not apply to a caption, depending on the situation.)

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Thanks, I had a feeling that was going to be the answer. Do you think it is a good idea for me to remove the square brackets from \cite{} or make a \citecaption{} command? – Darling Nov 12 '12 at 16:39

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