\cite in footnote

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jan 9 11:45:54 CET 2003

> I have a question regarding \cite and \bibliographystyle. Dutch legal 
> articles have to cite like this:
> This is a citation.\footnote{Author year, p. 34.}
> \cite, however, places the citation in the body of the text. Of course I can 
> always use \footnote to put the cite in a footnote, but I thought it would 
> be cleaner to let \cite do the work.

what's wrong with


(or something slightly more complicated if you need the optional
argument to \cite)

> However, all customized bibliographystyles I know (and can be made by 
> makebst) cite in the body.

the way \cite (and friends) appears is nothing to do with the
bibliography style -- that merely provides the text that the citation
is made up from.

the jurabib bundle is designed to support german lawyers' citation
style; it may be worth investigating whether it does what you need.


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