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Modify biblatex-apa

Postby tobiasStet » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:19 pm

Hi all,

I am currently writing my master's thesis and would like to cite and quote in APA-style (well, it is a requirement, too). Anyhow, after doing some trial and error, and with the biblatex-apa manual it almost works. However, I have two issues I just can't seem to figure out on my own. So I would really appreciate your help.
    In the output file, the issue number of the journal is included in the citation. This should not be the case. It should look only like (Author, Year)
    Unfortunately, the printed bibliography (references) includes the type of the publication (e.g. "Journal Article"). This is also wrong according the the APA-style guide.

I'm not sure if there is a mistake in the biblatex-apa styleguide or I have miscoded something.

Here is my minimal example:

  1. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
  2. \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc}
  3. \usepackage[american]{babel}
  4.  
  5.  
  6. % Verschiedene Pakete ----------------------------------------------
  7. \usepackage{rotating} % Umdrehen von Objekten (Tabellen, etc.)
  8. \usepackage{array} % Gleichungen untereinander ordnen und nummerieren
  9. \usepackage{graphicx} % Grafiken einbinden
  10. \usepackage{url} % Urls ohne Probleme einbinden
  11. \usepackage{multirow} % Tabellenzeilen zusammenfassen
  12.  
  13. % Seitenformat-Pakete ---------------------------------------------------
  14.  
  15. \usepackage{geometry} %Ränder einstellen
  16. \geometry{a4paper, top=25.4mm, left=25.4mm, right=25.4mm, bottom=25.4mm, % APA Format Style
  17. headsep=10mm, footskip=7mm}
  18.  
  19. % Paket zum Einstellen des fancy-Designs
  20.  
  21. \usepackage{fancyhdr}
  22. \pagestyle{fancy}
  23. \lhead{} % Kopfzeile links
  24. \chead{} % Kopfzeile mitte
  25. \rhead{} % Kopfzeile rechts
  26. \cfoot{\thepage} % Fußzeile mitte
  27. \rfoot{} % Fußzeile rechts
  28. \lfoot{} % Fußzeile links
  29. % Einstellen, dass im Rechten header das Kapitel gezeigt wird
  30. \renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{%
  31. \markboth{\thesection.\ #1}{}}
  32. \rhead{\nouppercase{\leftmark}}
  33. \renewcommand{\headwidth}{\textwidth}
  34. \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0.4pt}
  35.  
  36. % Zeilenabstände ---------------------------------------------
  37. %\linespread{1.2}
  38. \usepackage{setspace}
  39. %\onehalfspacing
  40. \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5}
  41.  
  42. % Literaturverwaltung------------------------------------------
  43.  
  44. \usepackage{csquotes}
  45. \usepackage[backend=biber, style=apa]{biblatex}
  46. \DeclareLanguageMapping{american}{american-apa}
  47.  
  48. \bibliography{Mastersample}
  49.  
  50. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
  51.  
  52. \begin{document}
  53. \pagenumbering{roman}
  54. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
  55. \newpage
  56. %%%
  57. \tableofcontents
  58. \newpage
  59. %Inhalte
  60.  
  61. \pagenumbering{arabic}
  62. \newpage
  63. Due to the explorative nature of this thesis and the comparatively young theories that are combined in it, a research design following the pillars of qualitative content analysis based on expert interviews is applied \autocite{Aberbach.2002}
  64.  
  65. %\appendix
  66. %\chapter{}
  67. %\input{Tables}
  68. \newpage
  69. \printbibliography
  70. \end{document}


And this is the biblatex File:
  1. @article{Aberbach.2002,
  2. author = {Aberbach, Joel D. and Rockman, Bert A.},
  3. year = {2002},
  4. title = {Conducting and coding elite interviews},
  5. pages = {673--676},
  6. pagination = {page},
  7. volume = {35},
  8. issn = {1537-5935},
  9. journaltitle = {Political Science {\&} Politics},
  10. issue = {04}
  11. }
  12.  
  13. @article{Bellamy.2006,
  14. author = {Bellamy, Jennifer L. and Bledsoe, Sarah E. and Traube, Dorian E.},
  15. year = {2006},
  16. title = {The Current State of Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work: A Review of the Literature and Qualitative Analysis of Expert Interviews},
  17. pages = {23--48},
  18. pagination = {page},
  19. volume = {3},
  20. issn = {1543-3722},
  21. journaltitle = {Journal of evidence-based social work},
  22. shortjournal = {J Evid Based Soc Work},
  23. language = {ENG},
  24. doi = {\url{10.1300/J394v03n01\textunderscore 02}},
  25. issue = {1},
  26. }


I would really appreciate your help. Many thanks. If I can clarify anything, please let me know!

Best
Tobi

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Postby Johannes_B » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:26 pm

The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby tobiasStet » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:06 pm

Thanks for the crosslink :-)

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:59 pm

The solution, that Tobi posted on goLaTeX.de was:

1. In the file apa.cbx, delete this part:

  1. \iffieldundef{issue}
  2. {}
  3. {\addcomma\addspace\printfield{issue}}


2. In the bibliography software, delete the part "Note". Then it works fine.

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