I am trying to convert a pretty basic latex file to docx format using pandoc and am having a slight issue with the in-text citation not being enclosed in parentheses ()

tex doc minimal example





And the bib file looks like:

    title = {Resource use and environmental emissions of {US} construction sectors},
    volume = {126},
    issn = {0733-9364},
    number = {1},
    journal = {Journal of Construction Engineering and Management},
    author = {Hendrickson, Chris and Horvath, Arpad},
    year = {2000},
    pages = {38--44}

Using an APA citation style, such as: https://github.com/citation-style-language/styles/blob/master/apa-5th-edition.csl I would expect that the in-text citation would be:

(Hendrickson & Horvath, 2000)

...but instead it is:

Hendrickson & Horvath (2000)

I have tried multiple conversion paths, styles and command line options and am not getting any change in the in-text citation despite changes in the overall reference list / bibliography.

My current attempt is:

pandoc -o test.docx test.tex --bibliography References.bibtex --csl apa5.csl

How do I get the intended enclosed in-text citation?

1 Answer 1


Instead of \cite{hendrickson_resource_2000}, perhaps you could try \citep{hendrickson_resource_2000}?

See https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pandoc-discuss/wSdhT4GxEog/1vDHtEOwfUYJ for some possibly related info.

  • Bingo. That did it.
    – thelatemail
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 0:49

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