Our website is based on Markdown content rendered with Hugo. Markdown content is in some cases knit from R Markdown, but with less functionality than if one rendered R Markdown to html as in the blogdown default. In particular, we cannot use the usual BibTex + CSL + Pandoc-citeproc dance to handle a bibliography. Thankfully, using the rOpenSci package RefManageR, we can still make our own bibliography from a BibTeX file without formatting references by hand. In this post we shall present our custom workflow for inserting citations, as well as more mainstream tools.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://ropensci.org/technotes/2020/05/07/rmd-citations/