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From: Emmanuel Charpentier <emm.charpentier@free.fr>
To: jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu, emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: org-cite: how to include a cite with no key?
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 01:28:39 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <8185a990d20b6af915d7355c013c9fc8a62771d4.camel@free.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: CAJ51ETq2hO2TdTtp1eHVgS06tzz-4YZ=H71OCqydid5gb2qEvw@mail.gmail.com

> In natbib there is \citetext{priv.\ comm.} which is used to add a
> textual citation to the bibliography that doesn't have a key
> associated with it. 

Hmmm... why should you bother to reference a personal communication ?
Such private communications may be mentionned in the text (possibly by
a footnote) but can't be properly referenced (since there is nothing to
refer to). If you feel that this communication must be referred to, you
should give it some (written) support and (properly) reference this

ISTR that at least CSL and BibLaTeX have types appropriates for a
manuscript or a letter. You may also consider your own notes as
documents and reference them (properly).

> I don't see a way to get something like that in org-cite, since it
> seems that a key is always required.

Indeed : the key is, in relational algebra terms, the primary key of
the bibliographic relation...

> This isn't currently recognized as a cite, but something like this
> seems like a reasonable solution to me.

> [cite/text:@ private communication]

Such special casing is probably a bugs' nest... err.. hive. And
pointless, as explained /supra/.


Emmanuel Charpentier

> John

             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-19 23:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-19 23:28 Emmanuel Charpentier [this message]
2021-07-20  0:47 ` org-cite: how to include a cite with no key? John Kitchin
2021-07-20  6:55   ` Matt Price
2021-07-20  7:31     ` Emmanuel Charpentier
2021-07-21 18:54       ` Matt Price
2021-07-20  7:25   ` Emmanuel Charpentier
2021-07-20 11:41   ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-07-20 12:50     ` Denis Maier
2021-07-20 13:50       ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-07-20 14:12         ` Denis Maier
2021-07-20 12:38   ` Stefan Nobis
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2021-07-19 17:02 John Kitchin

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