# Biblatex: formatting editor in incollection

I need to change the way @InCollection entries are printed in the bibliography. Here is an MWE:

\documentclass[preview,border=10pt]{standalone} %
\usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear]{biblatex} %
\usepackage{filecontents} %

\begin{filecontents}{example.bib}
@InCollection{lewis16,
author =       {Lewis, David},
title =        {The Paradoxes of Time Travel},
booktitle =    {Science Fiction and Philosophy},
year =         {2016},
crossref =     {schneider16},
pages =        {357--369}
}

@Book{schneider16,
title =        {Science Fiction and Philosophy},
year =         {2016},
editor =       {Schneider, Susan},
publisher =    {Wiley},
location =     {New York}
}

\end{filecontents}

\DeclareFieldFormat[incollection]{pages}{#1} %
\renewcommand*{\intitlepunct}{\space} %

\begin{document}

\nocite{lewis16}

\printbibliography
\end{document}


Currently, it gives me:

Lewis, David (2016). “The Paradoxes of Time Travel”. In Science Fiction and Philosophy. Ed. by Susan Schneider. New York: Wiley, 357–369.

But I need to have:

Lewis, David (2016). “The Paradoxes of Time Travel”. In Schneider, Susan, ed. Science Fiction and Philosophy, 357-369. New York: Wiley.

And Schneider, Susan and Other Editor, eds. for multi-editor volumes.

I've looked at this answer, but it does not explain how to reformat the name(s) of editors.

If you have an up to date biblatex version (that is, the current version: 3.11), you can use biblatex-ext which extends the standard styles, offering some extra rings and bells, including the option innamebeforetitle:

\documentclass[preview,border=10pt]{standalone} %
\usepackage[backend=biber,style=ext-authoryear,innamebeforetitle=true]{biblatex} %
\usepackage{filecontents} %

\begin{filecontents}{example.bib}
@InCollection{lewis16,
author =       {Lewis, David},
title =        {The Paradoxes of Time Travel},
booktitle =    {Science Fiction and Philosophy},
year =         {2016},
crossref =     {schneider16},
pages =        {357--369}
}

@Book{schneider16,
title =        {Science Fiction and Philosophy},
year =         {2016},
editor =       {Schneider, Susan},
publisher =    {Wiley},
location =     {New York}
}

\end{filecontents}

\DeclareFieldFormat[incollection]{pages}{#1} %
\renewcommand*{\intitlepunct}{\space} %

\begin{document}

\nocite{lewis16}

\printbibliography
\end{document}


• Thanks. I have 3.7, but I can update. However, where is biblatex-ext documented? For instance, a search in the manual for 3.11 for innamebeforetitle yields no results. Where can I learn about the new options? – GrB May 27 '18 at 9:54
• @GrB You can find it here ctan.org/pkg/biblatex-ext and, once you update, probably also with texdoc biblatex-ext. One advice though, even though an update is usually welcome, it might break things sometimes, so please proceed with care if you are on a deadline. – gusbrs May 27 '18 at 10:43
• If, for any reason, you don't want to update at the moment, you may want to look at: tex.stackexchange.com/q/173638/105447 – gusbrs May 27 '18 at 10:50
• Thanks, that's a great tip. This worked best for me. – GrB May 28 '18 at 9:09
• @thymaro As it is the case with many contributed styles, it is enough to call the style=ext-authoryear within the call to biblatex itself. That's the recommended way to use the styles of biblatex-ext in its documentation. – gusbrs Jan 24 at 9:11