[NTG-context] bibl-apa.tex wrong?
davidandrewrogers at gmail.com
Tue May 27 19:36:19 CEST 2008
On Tue, 27 May 2008 08:36:57 +0200, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Matej Baric( wrote:
>> This (http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citapa.htm) and
>> just about any other site I look at specifies publisher info as
>> "<city, state>: <publisher name>", whereas bibl-apa.tex specifies it
>> as "<publisher name>, <city, state>".
>> Why is the file called bibl-apa.tex if it doesn't follow APA rules? Am
>> I missing something
> Originally (years ago already), I reverse-engineered apalike from
> latex. It is quite possible I made a error there (or even that
> apalike had it wrong) but if no-one reports a bug it is not noticed.
> Also, I've had quite a few incorrect bug reports about the styles, so
> I am no longer all that eager to change them at a single bug report.
> Two questions: do you have a definitive source somewhere? and are
> there any other problems you see in bibl-apa.tex?
The 5th edition of the APA Publication Manual is unambiguous on this
point. Section 4.14, page 230, states:
(note, I have transcribed their table of examples into plain text for
easier reading in email)
4.14 Publication Information: Nonperiodicals
(table of examples)
Location, ST: Publisher. (example) Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum
Location, Province, Country: Publisher. (example) Toronto, Ontario,
Canada: University of Toronto Press.
Location, Country: Publisher. (example) Oxford, England: Basil
Major City: Publisher. (example) Amsterdam: Elsevier.
(end table of examples)
- Give the city and, if the city is not well known for publishing (see
section 4.03) or could be confused with another location, the state or
province (and/or country) where the publisher is located as noted on
the title page of the book. Use U.S. Postal Service abbreviations for
states (see Table 4.1). Use a colon after the location.
- If the publisher is a university and the name of the state or
province is included in the name of the university, do not repeat the
state or province in the publisher location.
- Give the name of the publisher in as brief a form as is intelligible.
Write out the names of associations, corporations, and university
presses, but omit superfluous terms, such as Publishers, Co., or INC.,
which are not required to identify the publisher. Retain the words
Books and Press.
- If two or more publisher locations are given, give the location
listed first in the book or, if specified, the location of the
publisher's home office.
- Finish the element with a period.
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