I use Zotero to manage my references. Instead of in-text citations of
(Smith, 1984) - I want that to be hyperlinked to the academic paper referenced.
This is possible, if you're willing to hack around with CSL - the Citation Style Language.
Here's a fragment of CSL that I've adapted from Brenton M. Wiernik's zotero-tools/apa-doi-in-text.csl
<macro name="url-intext"> <choose> <if variable="DOI"> <text variable="DOI" prefix="https://doi.org/"/> </if> <else-if variable="URL"> <text variable="URL"/> </else-if> <else> <text value=""/> </else> </choose> </macro> <citation et-al-min="4" et-al-use-first="1" disambiguate-add-year-suffix="true" disambiguate-add-names="true" disambiguate-add-givenname="true" collapse="year"> <sort> <key macro="year-date"/> </sort> <layout delimiter="; "> <group prefix="([" suffix="]" delimiter=", "> <group delimiter=", "> <text macro="author-short"/> <text macro="year-date"/> </group> <group> <label variable="locator" form="short" suffix=" "/> <text variable="locator"/> </group> </group> <text macro="url-intext" prefix="(" suffix="))"/> </layout> </citation>
I'm a neophyte at CSL, so I'm sure there is a better way to do it. Essentially, this is creating a group, starting with
([. Inside that it places the author(s) and date. It ends the group with
] - then obtains the URl from a macro, surrounds it by
)), then prints it.
There are a few bugs. If there is no URl, you might end up with mismatched brackets. But it seems to work OK.
My University insists on Cite Them Right's Harvard style - so that's what I'm using.
I've released a Zotero CSL file on GitLab if you want to use it. Feedback is very welcome - because I have no idea what I'm doing!