A reference to a CreativeWork that is cited in another CreativeWork.


Name @id Type Description Inherited from
target stencila:target string The target of the citation (URL or reference ID). Cite
citationIntent stencila:citationIntent Array of CitationIntentEnumeration The type/s of the citation, both factually and rhetorically. Cite
citationMode stencila:citationMode ‘Parenthetical’, ‘Narrative’, ‘NarrativeAuthor’, ‘NarrativeYear’, ‘normal’, ‘suppressAuthor’ Determines how the citation is shown within the surrounding text. See note 3. Cite
citationPrefix stencila:citationPrefix string Text to show before the citation. See note 2. Cite
citationSuffix stencila:citationSuffix string Text to show after the citation. See note 1. Cite
content stencila:content Array of InlineContent Optional structured content/text of this citation. Cite
id schema:id string The identifier for this item. Entity
meta stencila:meta object Metadata associated with this item. Entity
pageEnd schema:pageEnd integer or string The page on which the work ends; for example “138” or “xvi”. Cite
pageStart schema:pageStart integer or string The page on which the work starts; for example “135” or “xiii”. Cite
pagination schema:pagination string Any description of pages that is not separated into pageStart and pageEnd; for example, “1-6, 9, 55”. Cite


  1. citationSuffix : See comment on citationPrefix regarding naming.
  2. citationPrefix : Previously this was name prefix but for consistency with citationMode and honorificPrefix, to avoid ambiguity with other prefixes was renamed to citationPrefix.
  3. citationMode : There are two main citation modes: parenthetical and narrative (a.k.a textual). See for an explanation.

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This documentation was generated from Cite.schema.yaml.