I'm trying to get a simple bibliography to work with ConTeXt. Here's what I have so far:



    See \cite[proofwiki]



  title={{Definition:Collation - ProofWiki}},


When I compile test.tex it generates a pdf, the citation is included but the bibliography entry is not correctly typeset.

What am I doing wrong?

  • You need to use \placelistofpublications somewhere
    – DG'
    Mar 26 at 12:56
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    That was a typo, my question was edited. But nevermind, I think I found what I'm doing wrong
    – user32882
    Mar 26 at 12:57

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I was not including the following in my preamble:


The next question I guess is whether ConTeXt support other specs like MLA or Chicago style. I tried MLA but it didn't seem to work. MkIV bibliography manual states the following:

At this time, we only provide two description files, with aps being an example of a number-based rather than an authoryear-based scheme; more style schemes may be added in the future and the customization of a rendering style will be described in a later chapter.

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