Newbie - changing format to Author (Year)

All is working well with Paperpile, however I cannot figure out how to change the citation to “Author (year)” for start of sentences. Thanks!!

Update: I see this has been asked before. Where are we now with this?

Click the blue bubble to expand the citation options. Check the suppress author box to show just the year in parentheses.

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Yes, thank you. I got this part, but then I have to manually type in the author(s) and it just leaves the hyperlink for the year. But better that than nothing. You should be able to choose which format:
Author (year) as opposed to (Author, year). This is pretty standard writing format. Many citations are at the beginning of a sentence or a statement.
Eg. The theory as expressed by Jones (2018) was an error.
Or: Jones (2018) posited that the theory was the foundation of the argument.

The existing option makes sense as it allows you to freely choose how you formulate the author part. This is not specified for all citation styles and sometimes you want to say something like “Jones and colleagues (2019)”

That said, we totally get your point and there is also another thread about this in the forum. It’s a planned feature.

Yes, I made one of the posts regarding this issue (can’t find my login). If you add a button to generate the three forms below it would save a lot of time for the social scientists using your software. No need that it reflects all the citation styles. Thanks!

Müller (2003)
Müller and Fischer (2003)
Müller et al. (2003)

Which citation styles do you typically use as Social scientist?

Hi Stefan,

I think one of the most popular (in Sociology/Political Science) is Chicago Manual Style (or APA Style).

But it would be great to have the top associations (normally corresponds to the top journals):

American Political Science Association:

American Sociological Assocation:

I think if you add Author(s) (Year) format it would really be a game changer. I normally work in Rmarkdown (simply use paperpile to organize references) but that would make me consider writing scientific articles in google docs.



Thanks so much @Paul, that’s really helpful.