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tobiasStet
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Modify biblatex-apa

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:


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

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

Best
Tobi

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

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

\iffieldundef{issue}          {}          {\addcomma\addspace\printfield{issue}}

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

Stefan