For compiling a bibliography I'm using BibLaTex and for managing the bib-file I'm using BibDesk. The names-sequence is surname before given name(s) separated by a comma. For example:

Müller, Peter (2011): XYZ. Stuttgart: Verlag.

For incollections it is the same schema, but with added editor for example:

Müller, Peter (2010): XYZ. In: Meier, Hans (Hrsg.): ABC. Tübingen: Verlag, S. 5-29.

For the cases of incollections I'm having the problem, that the editor value is not always a sequence of given names and surname, sometimes it's an association like "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachheilkunde". This will be compiled as follows:

Müller, Peter (2009): XYZ. In: Sprachheilkunde, Deutsche Gesellschaft für (Hrsg.): ABC. Hamburg: Verlag, S. 12-51.

Is there a easy way to clasp the associations name, best in BibDesk with the use of brackets. Or where and how do I need to define asscociation names as not splitable?

  • Maybe "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachheilkunde" should be treated as the publisher instead of the editor? Looking at the biblatex manual it seems all editorial fields are treated as name lists. – N.N. Jun 13 '11 at 8:47

In your bib file try

editor = {{Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachheilkunde}},

instead of

editor = {Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachheilkunde},
  • yeah, that works! do you know a if-command to test the editor field for curly brackets? Because know I need to turn off the small capitals in that cases of editors. – MaKa TaBo Jun 13 '11 at 9:13
  • @Matthias Katerbow I'm afraid I don't understand your comment. You could please clarify it. – N.N. Jun 13 '11 at 9:15
  • okay, sorry! I would like to add a if-command like follows to my declaration of incollection: If the editor field starts with a curly bracket, than the value of editor field should not be set to small capitals (or should be reset to \textnormal). – MaKa TaBo Jun 13 '11 at 9:21
  • @Matthias Katerbow That sounds like another question. If you can't find an answer on the net I think you should post a new question on this site. – N.N. Jun 13 '11 at 9:24
  • okay, I will search for in another way. Thanks for your help! – MaKa TaBo Jun 13 '11 at 9:27

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