Citations within a caption in Latex


Citations within a caption of a table or figure can produce errors. You will need to use the “\protect” statement.

\caption{The top line shows the result by Einstein et al \protect\cite{einstein}}.

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56 Responses to “Citations within a caption in Latex”

  1. babyt Says:

    I am really glad to have found this been searching for a fix after changing to agsm harvard bib style. I am glad I have looked.

  2. Eric Says:

    Fantastic, exactly what I was looking for.

    It would be nice if Google indexed this under some of the errors that using an unprotected \cite is a caption can cause, e.g., I get “Illegal parameter number in definition of \reserved@a. l.1726 }”.

    Thanks again.

  3. Antje Says:

    This ended an hour of struggling with bibtex. Thanks soo much.

  4. m Says:

    Here is the twist so that it works also with pdflatex:
    \caption[Foo Bar.]{Foo Bar. Redrawn from \protect\cite{Baz}.}


  5. Michael Says:

    I have still trouble with that 😦
    How can I use \cite[page 123]{ABC2010} in an \caption?
    …in complete context: \caption[text \cite[page 123]{ABC2010} ]{othertext}

    I always get tons of errors, when I run pdflatex the second time.
    The first time all runs fine (after deleting all files except the *.tex)

    Anyone knows a solution?

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  7. Greg Colbourn Says:

    I get fatal errors when trying to cite inside a table, even with protect. Googling has come up with nothing so far. Anyone any idea?

    \textbf{Reference} & \textbf{Carbonate weathering} & \textbf{Silicate weathering} & \textbf{Total} \\
    \protect \cite{Meybeck1987} & 12.0 & 12.6 & 24.6 \\
    \caption{Estimates of global weathering rates all values in Tmol/yr}

    Error is:
    ! Argument of \@gobbletwo has an extra }.

    l.44 …??}{ on input line 239}}{table.caption.5}}

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