I often (always?) find myself referencing papers in my answers. So far, mostly due to laziness, I just write something like "see here" or "look at this paper". This is of course not the proper way, especially for a site that engage professionals.
I am trying to improve and I am now writing references properly like Watson J & Crick F, 1953.
I have three questions:
- Is there a rule about references? If not we should, in my opinion, at least encourage the use of properly written references.
- If no rules exist, do we want to instaure an actual strict rule for references? This reference can be written as , $^1$ or Watson J & Crick F, 1953 for example. Due to Markdown limitation I think the latter is the best but also requires slightly more work. I also like $^1$ as one might want to train itself in writing reference in the Nature-like style ;-).
- Is there a way to use or implement bibliography software such as Biblatex or Mendeley?