I'm using csquotes and the \blockcquote-command

\blockcquote[p. 42]{life}{
    my quote

Which shows up as the quote indented, and citation as Citation, p. 42. This is fine, but I need parentheses around it, so it doesn't look weird with the quote ahead of the reference.

I could do (and am doing as of now)

    my quote \citep[p. 42]{life}

But in this case I could just as easily just used something to indent the text. There is no need for csquotes, when I'm not using anything else than indentation.

I found this question, but the suggestions provided won't work for me. It lead me to believe that it has something to do with natbib, but I haven't found anything of relevance.


1 Answer 1


The csquotes package provides \SetCiteCommand, allowing you to set which cite command is used in all the cquote commands and environments (the default being \cite).

Putting \SetCiteCommand{\citep} in your preamble should give the desired result.

Source: csquotes package documentation, v5.2b, §8.6

  • I'm marking this as accepted because it directly answers my question, but I have not been able to test it as the need for the solution was no longer present at the time this answer came. Thanks anyway! =)
    – Esso
    Commented Oct 5, 2017 at 7:46
  • 2
    Works for me. Note though that \SetCiteCommand has to be called after your call to your citation package, so \citep is defined.
    – DHW
    Commented Dec 20, 2017 at 15:12

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