Is it possible to move all the citations that i have cited to appear at the end of the line in the compiled pdf doc.

For example if i do

The common \cite{cite1} trend in much of the preceding work is that

the citation will come right after the word common and before trend

Is there a method where i can say globally to make all the citations appear at the end, without having to manually move them ?

  • Just to clarify: Do you want the citation at the end of the line or at the end of the sentence? – Alexander Aug 6 '12 at 16:02
  • end of the sentence – user581544 Aug 6 '12 at 16:56
  • I'm not sure it is a good idea in general. Suppose you have a sentence: the results in \cite{ref1} are a generalization of those in \cite{ref2}. Moving the citations at the end you would loose the information. – Guido Aug 6 '12 at 18:43
  • the problem arises when iam going from ieee style to apa style. When i have a sentence such as:-> According to "Li \cite{Li}" this gets translated to :- "According to Li (Li, 2010)". This doesnt look right. I can make it look alot better if i can move the citations to the end of the sentence – user581544 Aug 6 '12 at 20:04

The easiest thing to do would be to use

The common\marginpar{\cite{cite1}} trend in much of the preceding work is that
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A solution would be to use \citet instead of \cite and loading the natbib or biblatex package.


  author = "Li, Li",
  title = "Some title",
  year = 2012,
  journal = "Some Journal"

%% for ieee (numeric) citation style

%% for apa (author-date) citation style


According to \citet{li} text.

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