# using biblatex to make section titles

Updated with MWE:

I am making a template for keeping track of articles for a project and for this I want to have costumized \cite-s to use in text and as section titles. I have made a crude solution:

\documentclass[a4paper,13ptmathspec]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\usepackage{biblatex}

\begin{filecontents}{ref.bib}
@article{szabo2006,
title = {Phase transition in the collective migration of tissue cells: Experiment and model},
author = {Szab\'o, B. and Sz\"oll\"osi, G. J. and G\"onci, B. and Jur\'anyi, Zs. and Selmeczi, D. and Vicsek, Tam\'as},
journal = {Phys. Rev. E},
volume = {74},
issue = {6},
pages = {061908},
numpages = {5},
year = {2006},
month = {Dec},
publisher = {American Physical Society},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.74.061908},
}
\end{filecontents}
\begin{document}
\section{First section}
I want to be able to modifiy the citing style separatly here (\citeauthor{szabo2006} \citeyear{szabo2006}\cite{szabo2006}).
\section{\citeauthor{szabo2006}:\citetitle{szabo2006}\cite{szabo2006}}
and in the section title. I also don't want the quotes in the section title.

\printbibliography
\end{document}


My problem is, that I could make these multiple cite-s into one command with newcommand, but for example I would like to remove the quotes around the title, when I put it in the section title. It seems to me that \DeclareCiteCommand would be the way to go, but I was unable to make it work. How could this be accomplished?

• A minimal working example (MWE) is needed. – egreg May 11 '14 at 21:52
• What does the question have to do with chapter titles? – cfr May 12 '14 at 1:36
• MWE, and perhaps some visual indication of how it should appear. The MWE will answer what bibstyle/citestyle you have in mind, and the manually-constructed visual example will help make sure the answer is along the lines you envision. (E.g., probably not everyone has the same idea as to what 'normal reference numbering' means....) – jon May 12 '14 at 2:35
• This is mildly related (it shows how implementing such a command might work). If you use a class that passes the argument to \chapter or \section on to \MakeUppercase and friends, you might also like to read A \cite{} as name for a chapter header. If you can come up with a MWE, we might be able to eventually answer your question satisfyingly. – moewe May 12 '14 at 5:04
• Sorry, I was not carefull enough with the question, shame on me. I tried to clarify it and added an mwe, I hope it is alright now. – fbence May 13 '14 at 13:31

\DeclareCiteCommand is not so fearsome. The first and last arguments are usually just \usebibmacro{prenote} and \usebibmacro{postnote}. The third argument usually \multicitedelim. Finally the second argument prints your citation:

• \printnames{labelname} gives you the authors
• \printfield{labeltitle} the title
• \printfield{year} the year

you can then add appropriate punctuation via \addcolon, \addspace etc. and biblatexs bracketing macros. Here are a couple of variations:

\documentclass[a4paper,13ptmathspec]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\usepackage[style=numeric]{biblatex}

\DeclareCiteCommand{\citesect}{\usebibmacro{prenote}}%
{\multicitedelim}{\usebibmacro{postnote}}

\DeclareCiteCommand{\citesectno}{\usebibmacro{prenote}}%
{\multicitedelim}{\usebibmacro{postnote}}

\begin{filecontents}{ref.bib}
@article{szabo2006,
title = {Phase transition in the collective migration of tissue cells: Experiment and model},
author = {Szab\'o, B. and Sz\"oll\"osi, G. J. and G\"onci, B. and Jur\'anyi, Zs. and Selmeczi, D. and Vicsek, Tam\'as},
journal = {Phys. Rev. E},
volume = {74},
issue = {6},
pages = {061908},
numpages = {5},
year = {2006},
month = {Dec},
publisher = {American Physical Society},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.74.061908},
}
\end{filecontents}
\begin{document}
\section{First section}
I want to be able to modifiy the citing style separately here
(\citeauthor{szabo2006} \citeyear{szabo2006} \cite{szabo2006}).

\section{\citesect{szabo2006}}
A citation in the section title without quotes.

\section{\citesectno{szabo2006}}
A citation in the section title without quotes and with the citation number.

\printbibliography
\end{document}