# Using hyperref for a citation

I need to cite a reference with a custom text. However, I cannot make it work. Please see the following example.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}

See \hyperref[ct1]{the post}.

\begin{thebibliography}{99}
\bibitem{ct1} bkarpuz, Using hyperref for a citation, StackExchange, 2016.
\end{thebibliography}

\end{document}


I am actually using \cite{ct1} together with other references of my manuscript in the numbered form somewhere in the text body. But in the abstract of the paper, journals want us to mention in the form [Journal, Vol, (Year), No, Pages] instead of [RefNo]. I am just trying to link it.

• @Mico: I assume it's a typo -- it should be \hyperref, most likely – user31729 May 5 '16 at 20:48
• What's wrong with \cite{ct1} ??? That's automatically linked – user31729 May 5 '16 at 20:52
• @ChristianHupfer I have mentioned my purpose at the end of the question. – bkarpuz May 6 '16 at 7:35

Something like this?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{cite}
\renewcommand\citeleft{}  % no opening or closing brackets
\renewcommand\citeright{}

• If you can use the natbib citation management package, you could define a citation "alias", i.e., an alternative form of the citation call-out. Please provide a reasonably realistic example of an entry that needs to be cited in two different ways. Please also provide Information as to whether you build the bibliography by Hand or with a tool such as BibTeX. – Mico May 6 '16 at 7:47