I’m having some trouble with the citations in my thesis, which is written in unswthesisdown (which is based on thesisdown and, in turn, bookdown).
Here’s my paragraph:
Humans, and many other animals, are _homeotherms_: they 'are able to control deep body temperature within narrow limits by adjusting the rate at which heat is produced... or dissipated.' [@monteith_envphysics_2013_ch14, p. 1]. We receive heat either by producing it metabolically or by receiving it from external radiation; we dissipate it via radiation, conduction and convection [p. 2].
The output I’m getting, both in PDF and Gitbook HTML format, is:
The page reference is lost, and the one on its own is, as far as I can tell, not recognised (note the square brackets in the output).
The RMarkdown documentation lists these page references as valid syntax, but the bookdown documentation does not. Is this a problem with bookdown supporting only a subset of the RMarkdown citation syntax, or has one of the modifications between it and unswthesisdown caused something to go wrong? Or is it simply a problem with the citation style I’m using?
EDIT: I think the problem is that prefixes and suffixes appear to be
pandoc-citeproc features, and it looks like bookdown doesn’t use
pandoc-citeproc by default. Does anyone know how to tell bookdown to use it?
EDIT 2: I was wrong: the citation with the suffix is now working fine. I think having a reference with underscores inside a figure caption in the following paragraph was breaking things; moving it to a text reference fixed things. The citation that only has a page reference, though (
[p. 2]), still isn’t rendering properly.
EDIT 3: I’m realising that I probably wouldn’t use
[p. 2] on its own anyway—I’d use
[-@key, p. 2], since you’d still need the year before the page for subsequent uses of a single sources in most styles. So, uh… is there a delete button?