I am writing my thesis with biblatex-apa style for biblatex. Unfortunately biblatex-apa behaves strange for whole collections. Instead of putting a period at the end of such an entry it puts a comma there.

This minimum example shows what I mean:

  editor = {Doe, John},
  title = {Some collection},
  year = {2013},
  publisher = {Publisher},
  location = {Location}



Some text and then a cite \parencite{Doe2013}.


It produces this:

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Since I was about to finish my thesis when I found this problem, I would be very grateful if someone could provide a quick fix for this strange behavior.


1 Answer 1


This is a bug in version 5.9 is seems. Quick fix:

change line 1386 of apa.bbx from




Don't know why that \printtext was in there. Will be taken out in next version.

  • Thank you very much! It is line 1390 in version 5.7 (which is the version one will currently have with TeX Live 2012).
    – jogru
    Jun 12, 2013 at 7:03

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