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Working with F1000Workspace: Your questions on smart citations

11 Dec 2017

In a series of blog posts, we answer your frequently asked questions about F1000Workspace. If you have other questions please do drop us a line on We will respond directly and they could end up appearing on a future blog!

How do Smart citation suggestions work?

Just place your cursor where you want to insert the citation and click the Smart citation suggestions button. Our SmartSearch algorithm analyses both the text preceding the cursor and existing citations in a document and returns suggestions based on what it finds.

You’ll get the option to read the abstract, and either cite the reference which automatically saves it to your F1000Workspace, or just save it without citing.


Where do the suggestions come from?

 The results are from PubMed, so at the moment they are only relevant to the life sciences.


Will you be introducing suggestions for fields outside the life sciences in the future?

Absolutely! We’re working on this right now and will expand our suggestions to include physics, mathematics, chemistry and social sciences.


Are there any other ways I can search for citations without leaving my document?

Yes – in Word and Google Docs you can click the Search button, and you’ll get the option to search the PubMed and F1000Prime databases for references that you can view, cite or save.

You can read other F1000Workspace FAQ blogs here… 

Next time we answer your questions on working with Word….

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