Academic citations are generally added because they explicitly support a statement. Occasionally however, it may be needed to cite references in support of a claim that they do not address a statement or topic at all. I seem to remember seeing ab silentio or e silentio appended to a citation call to indicate such a case, but can't find any example of, or reference to, this. Is my memory correct, in which case what is the correct usage and do you have an example of it? Otherwise, can some other type of citation-call prefix or suffix achieve this, short of a full explanatory sentence outside the citation call?