Sorry to revive this thread, but I had some additional questions.
Is there any additional benefit from using the cite backlinks from org-ref?
I’m not an academic by any means, but I’m transitioning my notes to use org-roam with the “Roam Research” mindset. I’ve got org-ref setup and the cite backlinks work when inserting an org-ref, but a regular backlink also works if I don’t use org-ref (so inserting via org-roam). So I have a bit a trouble seeing the advantage of using org-ref (unless the advantage is purely for academic purposes => which I don’t need).
I don’t think in Roam Research they make this distinction. I’m already making a distinction by adding a ROAM_TAG and tag it as a literature note.