on March 20, 2013 by Phillip Lord in kcite, Under Review, Comments (0)

Inline Citations with Kcite

Since version 1.6.3, Kcite (http://knowledgeblog.org/kcite-plugin) has supported inline citations. This enables a researcher to cite any article without the presence of a URL, arXiv ID or other identifier. This article describes how to use this facility and why you should not use it!

Why not use it?

This is not intended as a heavy-weight reference management solution. Without an public identifier, it is harder for readers to find the publication being cited, and the citation is ambiguous. Kcite now supports arbitrary URLs (http://process.knowledgeblog.org/246), while Kblog-Metadata can be used as to add multiple authors (http://process.knowledgeblog.org/257), or change the container title (http://process.knowledgeblog.org/275) of a post; this allows authors to use their kblog as a preprints server for their own work. For those occasions where a public URL does exist, but Greycite (http://process.knowledgeblog.org/289) fails to return good metadata, Greycite provides a “Report an Error” facility; finally, publishers of the public URL can be encouraged to add metadata.

How to use it.

Kcite provides an additional shortcode which can be used to cite work. For instance [fullcite author="Lord.P;Cockell.S;Stevens.R" title="Three Steps to Heaven" date="2012" location="Sepublica"] will be rendered as (5dad2aed05e0a91e8810a9de476f0a84). This format is very rigid. Authors must have a single initial, and be separated with a “;“. All four fields should be present, and no further fields are supported.


How to Reference a Book by URL

on March 13, 2013 by Phillip Lord

on by Phillip Lord in greycite, kcite, Under Review, Comments (0)

Kcite allows enables referencing of scientific articles by their primary identifier (http://knowledgeblog.org/kcite-plugin). As we currently support DOIs, arXiv, and PubMed identifiers this works well for most scientific articles, as […]


What is Greycite?

on September 7, 2012 by Phillip Lord

on by Phillip Lord in greycite, How To, Comments (0)

Greycite is a tool which extracts bibliographic metadata from a web page. It stores this metadata, and then makes it available for either computational use by tools such as […]


Changing the Container Title

on August 23, 2012 by Phillip Lord

on by Phillip Lord in How To, kblog-metadata, Comments (0)

Kblog-metadata stores and displays metadata about posts either visually (http://process.knowledgeblog.org/235), or for computational agents such as Greycite (http://knowledgeblog.org/greycite) to use. In this article, we describe the container title, how […]


Why multiple authors?

on August 22, 2012 by Phillip Lord

on by Phillip Lord in All, Development, kblog-metadata, Comments (0)

In this article, we consider the reason why support for multiple authors is necessary for academic writing, and the implications this has for how we provide this support (http://process.knowledgeblog.org/257). […]


Adding Multiple Authors to a Post

on by Phillip Lord

on by Phillip Lord in How To, kblog-metadata, Comments (2)

A common requirement from academics is be able to have multiple authors for a given article. Kblog-metadata provides this ability within the WordPress environment. It differs from related plugins […]


Citing URLs with Kcite

on August 21, 2012 by Phillip Lord

on by Phillip Lord in How To, kcite, Comments (1)

The Kcite plugin (http://knowledgeblog.org/kcite-plugin) generates bibliographies in kblog articles from a variety of different article identifiers, including arXiv, PubMed and DOIs. Kcite now also supports simple URLs (http://www.russet.org.uk/blog/2078). In […]


Citations and Download with Kblog-metadata

on August 20, 2012 by Phillip Lord

on by Phillip Lord in How To, kblog-metadata, Comments (3)

The Kblog-metadata plugin (http://knowledgeblog.org/kblog-metadata) provides general facilities for recording, displaying and releasing bibliographic metadata about an article. While it is possible to use kblog-metadata purely as a tool for […]


Use of DOIs on Knowledgeblogs

on July 26, 2011 by Simon Cockell

on by Simon Cockell in Development, Process, Comments (0)

The Knowledgeblog project registers Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for posts using the Datacite service, in which the British Library is a partner. Datacite has an Application Programming Interface (API) which can […]


Proxying Pingbacks and Trackbacks

on by Simon Cockell

on by Simon Cockell in Uncategorized, Comments (0)

Introduction Trackbacks and Pingbacks are both implementations of the linkback methodology for providing links between digital resources and things which hyperlink to those digital resources. This paradigm is most […]