Chicago-Author-Date dictates that in-text cites should be placed inside parentheses (e.g.
But (it seems?) there’s also a lesser known requirement… If the in-text cite is placed within parentheses, then the in-text cite should be placed inside square brackets – not parentheses as you normally would:
Note that square brackets should be used in parenthetical text references that require additional parentheses, as in the … example. "These processes have… in the United States (see, e.g., Haviland [2003. 767] on …).
- Chicago Manual of Style
Problem / Questions
- As far as I can tell, the CSL spec / Citeproc doesn’t cover this behavior. Is that correct?
- Assuming that’s correct, how are people handling this requirement?
- Or maybe I’m misunderstanding something?