In biblatex we find the commands \citetitle, \citeauthor ... In scientific articles etc. you sometimes need to cite other entries of the bibliography.

For example, you need to cite just the name of a journal. So you need a command like \citejournal. Does anyone know how to create commands like these?

  • Doesn't \citetile or \citetitle* do what you want? Commented Aug 27, 2011 at 22:39
  • @Medina: \citetitle and \citetitle* were typesetted as the title of the article, not the title of the journal.
    – Philip
    Commented Aug 27, 2011 at 23:18
  • Ah, right. I've posted an answer showing one possible definition for the command. Commented Aug 27, 2011 at 23:32

1 Answer 1


You can use something like this:




  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2011},
  title = {Some relevant article},
  journal = {Test journal}



Some text~\citejournal{test}



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EDIT: the following refinements were provided by Audrey:

\citetitle and \citetitle* disable citation tracking. The new command could be defined to be consistent. Generic bibliography macros print the whole title, including subtitles and title add-ons, which can be avoided. A single command could also be used to cite the "main" title of the reference. All this is demonstrated below.




\DeclareCiteCommand{\citeintitle}% Based on \citetitle from biblatex.def
          {\printfield[citetitle]{labeltitle}}% Behave like \citetitle if no "main" title


  author = {Yoon, Myeong S. and Ryu, Dowook and Kim, Jeongryul and Ahn, Kyo Han},
  title = {Palladium pincer complexes with reduced bond angle strain: efficient catalysts
    for the Heck reaction},
  journaltitle = {Organometallics},
  volume = {25},
  number = {10},
  date = {2006},
  pages = {2409--2411}}
  author = {Salam, Abdus},
  editor = {Svartholm, Nils},
  title = {Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions},
  booktitle = {Elementary Particle Theory},
  booksubtitle = {Relativistic Groups and Analyticity},
  booktitleaddon = {Proceedings of the Eighth Nobel Symposium},
  eventdate = {1968-05-19/1968-05-25},
  venue = {Aspen{\"a}sgarden, Lerum},
  publisher = {Almquist \& Wiksell},
  location = {Stockholm},
  date = {1968},
  pages = {367--377}}
  author = {Moraux, Paul},
  editor = {Lloyd, G. E. R. and Owen, G. E. L.},
  title = {Le \emph{De Anima} dans la tradition gr{\`e}cque},
  subtitle = {Quelques aspects de l'interpretation du trait{\'e}, de Theophraste {\`a}
  shorttitle = {\emph{De Anima} dans la tradition gr{\`e}cque},
  booktitle = {Aristotle on Mind and the Senses},
  booktitleaddon = {Proceedings of the Seventh Symposium Aristotelicum},
  eventdate = {1975},
  publisher = cup,
  location = {Cambridge},
  date = {1979},
  pages = {281--324}}
  author = {Pines, Shlomo},
  editor = {Twersky, Isadore},
  indextitle = {Limitations of Human Knowledge According to Al-Farabi, ibn Bajja, and
    Maimonides, The},
  title = {The Limitations of Human Knowledge According to Al-Farabi, ibn Bajja, and
  shorttitle = {Limitations of Human Knowledge},
  booktitle = {Studies in Medieval Jewish History and Literature},
  publisher = hup,
  location = {Cambridge, Mass.},
  date = {1979},
  pages = {82--109}}


\citeintitle{yoon} versus \citejournal{yoon} \\\\
\citeintitle{salam} versus \citebooktitle{salam} \\\\
\citeintitle{moraux} versus \citebooktitle{moraux} \\\\
\citeintitle{pines} versus \citebooktitle{pines}


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  • @Audrey & Gonzalo Medina: Is it possible to create a citeseries command for '@book'.
    – Philip
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 13:42
  • I have tried your complete solution, but it only generates "yoon versus yoon. salam versus salam. moraux versus moraux. pines versus pines" in the text field, no bibliography generated. What can be the reason ? Thank you very much
    – Vivian
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 16:46
  • If I use the first answer to generate the journal name (which in itself works, so thanks), the journal is underlined. What could have happened here?
    – Taunch
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 13:14

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