Hello all, I admin two sites which, in cultural terms, sit between academic discourse and public policy analysis (one example). And consequently, this kind of idiom is common:
Morrison (2018) said xyz.
And later that reference is recorded, ofttimes in its own H1 section titled “References” and placed at the end:
Morrison, Robbie (April 2018). “Energy system modeling: public transparency, scientific reproducibility, and open development”. Energy Strategy Reviews. 20: 49–63. ISSN 2211-467X. doi:10.1016/j.esr.2017.12.010. Open access.
I looked though this site and found only this posting of relevance.
Also noting the way that Wikipedia handles referencing using
<ref> tags, complete with great mouse‑over support these days. Note too that this tag is specific to Wikipedia and is not official HTML.
I presume no similar functionality exists in Discourse. The target references themselves can be set in markdown (as occurs above in the second quote). I am not suggesting that the various cite templates that Wikipedia offers are necessary. Nor that integration with a citation management utility (such as BibTeX, Zotero, and eventually WikiCite) is needed either.
Any pointers, thoughts, and/or expressions of support welcome, R