When writing scientific papers within
org-mode, the usual way to go is to specify citations, e.g., with the help of
org-ref and then to export the whole thing to LaTeX/PDF, which does also resolve the citations based on a BibTeX database.
While this works out very well in everyday work, I would be curious to learn whether it is also possible to stay within
org-mode proper, hence to have all the references automatically resolved and printed at the end of the
This would have two nice consequences that I miss so far:
- The export to HTML would also include resolved references.
- Similarly, the export with
ox-reveal(for outputting slides) would include them too.
It turned out that the desired consequences are actually not so difficult to achieve. Using
org-ref, don't forget (as I did) to make use of
Yet the underlying question about self-contained org-mode files still remains.