I'm coming with a specific question. I'm using classicthesis, and I'm requiring the back reference package


It works perfectly, but I wonder whther it could be added the statement"Cited pages" prior the page number cited in the reference section, and including everything within parentheses. For example:

What I have:

Hart, J. (1967). Memory and the memory-monitoring process. Journal of verbal learning and verbal behavior, 6(5), 685–691. 12, 13

What I would need:

Hart, J. (1967). Memory and the memory-monitoring process. Journal of verbal learning and verbal behavior, 6(5), 685–691. (Cited pages 12, 13.)

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a [minimal working example (MWE)] starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document} to help the users willing to help reproduce the problem you're having.
    – Pier Paolo
    Feb 3, 2015 at 21:28

2 Answers 2


There's an option in classicthesis-config.tex (line 35) that you have to set to true:

\setboolean{enable-backrefs}{true} % true false

No need to call \usepackage[hyperpageref]{backref} then. Take a look at lines 157 to 180 of the same file for more details.

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    In its present form, this doesn't answer the question (about format change for the back.references) and it's best suited as a comment to the question. Feb 4, 2015 at 1:32
  • Of course it does answer the question, because the formatting of the backreferences has been taken care of in the template. The question is about classicthesis, not backreferences in general. Please familiarize yourself with the classicthesis template before deleting my answers. Feb 4, 2015 at 14:30
  • Sorry, but if I, for example, add the line \setboolean{enable-backrefs}{true} to the example code in my answer, and \input the file classicthesis-config, I receive errors, so the use of your option is not a matter of just adding it to the code and something else has to be done. This could be a part of your answer, so it is self-contained. Feb 4, 2015 at 17:05
  • I agree that classic-config.tex has the necessary settings (I am not unfamiliar with classicthesis), but it would be good for beginners to show them how to use the config file and its options. Feb 4, 2015 at 17:08
  • There actually is a manual where all this has been shown - it's in the template itself. Part I, Some kind of manual, Chapter 1, Introduction. Section 1.3 mentions the use of backreferences. Feb 4, 2015 at 21:41

Here's one option redefining \backrefalt to produce the desired formatting (notice the plural form if the bibliographical item was cited more than once and the singular form for items that were cited just once):



% this section is just for the example
author={The Author A.},
journal = {Example Journal A.},
pages = {5-10},
title = {{A Title}},
year = {2015}
author={The Author B.},
journal = {Example Journal B.},
pages = {10-20},
title = {{B Title}},
year = {2014}
% end of the section that is just for the example
\ifcase #1 %
No citations.%
(Cited page #2.)%
(Cited pages #2.)





The resulting bibliography:

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