I am currently generating my bibliography as follows:


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?

  • 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

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).






  author = {Blinder, Alan S.},
  year = {1974},
  title = {The economics of brushing teeth},
  journal = {Journal of Political Economy},
  volume = {82},
  number = {4},
  pages = {887--891},


Some text.\cite{Bli74}

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


  • 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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