# Webpage without author, using the title can make a very long apa citation

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{apacite}
\usepackage[hyphens]{url}
\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@book{forbes,
author = {},
year = {2013},
title = {Supremes Unsympathetic to Farmer's Deception at Center of Monsanto GMO Soybean SCOTUS Patent Challenge},
note = {\url{http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2013/02/19/farmers-deception-at-center-of-monsanto-gmo-soybean-scotus-patent-challenge-genetic-innovation-threatened/}}
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}

That's a long ref \cite{forbes}.

\bibliographystyle{apacite}
\bibliography{\jobname}
\end{document}


The APA reference suggests shortening titles when cited, such as (Supremes Unsympathetic, 2013) for the above example. Of course I can edit the title in BibDesk, but then the list of references contains the abbreviated title. How should I handle this?

• If you use biblatex with its apa style, you can use the "shorttitle" field and the citation uses this. – PLK Apr 28 '13 at 14:44
• Can you provide a minimal working example? – John Johnson Apr 28 '13 at 14:59

You can use the key field for such situations, namely:
  @book{forbes,