[NTG-context] (MKIV beta) APA citations: "et al." incorrectly written

Sander Maijers s.n.maijers at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 20:47:45 CEST 2014


Hi Alan,

I'm writing a thesis in ConTeXt so I'm keen to make this work. I can test
things, and I hope that the basics of APA are covered already? Also, a
temporary solution could be to allow explicit choice of the citation format
and to rely on the author to make the proper choice, as long as automatic
formatting hasn't been completed. All I want in the short term is to keep
track of references to show them in a proper format - it needn't be easy
and/or automatic for now.

Best,‚Äč

Sander Maijers

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 8:32 PM, Alan BRASLAU <alan.braslau at cea.fr> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> These are the sort of details that we are trying to address with the
> new bibliography subsystem. The APA rules (reference: Publication
> Manual of the APA, 6th edition) give many special cases, some of which
> can be a bit tricky.
>
> The mkii/mkiv bibliography module that you are using does a good job but
> is not so sophisticated. The new mkiv rewrite is (unfortunately) still
> work in progress and is not quite "production" ready. The new subsystem
> was one topic of the recent ConTeXt meeting.
>
> You can continue to address bibliography questions to the list, or to me
> directly as I am presently working on this with Hans "in my spare
> time" (Luigi and Thomas are also actively involved). This does not
> solve your immediate problem, however.
>
> Alan
>
>
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:19:36 +0200
> Sander Maijers <s.n.maijers at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I use
> >
> > > This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.79.1 (TeX Live 2014/dev) (rev 4972)
> > >
> > > ConTeXt  ver: 2014.09.27 14:46 MKIV beta  fmt: 2014.9.30  int:
> > > english/english
> > >
> >
> > I want citations to respect APA rules, as described here:
> >
> http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/11/the-proper-use-of-et-al-in-apa-style.htm
> > l
> >
> > *Problem*: when I cite a work with three authors, "et al."  appears
> > in the first citation.
> >
> > *Example*:
> >
> > \setupbibtex[database={references/bibliographic_database},sort=author]
> > > \setuppublications[alternative=apa]
> > >
> > > \starttext
> > >     \cite[extras={, p.~3}][Zhou2012]
> > >     \cite[Zhou2012]
> > > \stoptext
> > >
> >
> > Incorrectly produces:
> >
> > > (Zhou et al., 2012, p. 3) (Zhou et al., 2012)
> > >
> >
> > Instead of:
> >
> > > (Zhou, Lyu, & King, 2012, p. 3) (Zhou, Lyu, & King, 2012)
> >
> >
> > Where the BibTeX entry is
> >
> > > @inproceedings{Zhou2012,
> > > address = {New York, New York, USA},
> > > annote = {2/5},
> > > author = {Zhou, Tom Chao and Lyu, Michael R. and King, Irwin},
> > > booktitle = {Proceedings of the 21st international conference
> > > companion on World Wide Web - WWW '12 Companion},
> > > doi = {10.1145/2187980.2188201},
> > > isbn = {9781450312301},
> > > keywords = {classification,community question answering,question
> > > routing}, month = apr,
> > > pages = {783},
> > > publisher = {ACM Press},
> > > title = {{A classification-based approach to question routing in
> > > community question answering}},
> > > url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2187980.2188201},
> > > year = {2012}
> > > }
> > >
> >
> > I hope someone can help me with this.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Sander Maijers
>
>
>
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