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A Springer Journal requires the authors to cite a Book Chapter in exactly the following way:

O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York: Springer.

To comply with other citation style requirements, I'm using apalike bibliographystyle. However, when I use the @incollection type in BibTeX I get the following output:

O’Neil, J. M., and Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In Wainrib, B. R., editors, Gender issues across the life cycle, pages 107–123. New York: Springer.

Thus, instead of Wainrib, B. R. I get B. R. Wainrib; instead of (Ed.), I get , editors, and instead of (pp. 107-123). I get , pages 107-123.

What do I need to do to obtain the correct citation style? Is there maybe some helpful trick to make it work?

I tried other styles (chicago, apacite, apa, plainnat, spbasic), without success.

My BibTeX code:

@incollection{ONeil1992,
author="O'Neil, J. M. and Egan, J.",
title="Men's and women's gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation",
editor="Wainrib, B. R.",
booktitle="Gender issues across the life cycle",
year="1992",
publisher="New York: Springer",
pages="107--123"
}

Thanks

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    Springer has their own biblography style defined like spbasic. Use that. And try with @inbook instead of @incollection. – nidhin Aug 15 at 9:06
  • @nidhin.- The recommendation to use the entry type @inbook instead of @incollection for the entry at hand is questionable. The former entry type is designed for pieces where the book's author(s) and the chapter author(s) are the same. That's not the case in the OP's setup. – Mico Aug 15 at 9:26
  • Thanks, I tried both, spbasic and @inbook but the output is very different from what it should be. Strangely, there are many other issues with spbasic, also for @article and @inproceedings; apalike came so far the closest to the journal citation style requirements. – user36806 Aug 15 at 9:31
  • Which journal is it, does it not have its own bst style file? – Elad Den Aug 15 at 13:00
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In case anyone stumbles across the same problem, here is how you can modify apalike.bst (available here) to obtain the required citation style (also, between the authors' names and is replaced by &):

  1. Paste the following function below FUNCTION {format.names}{ ... }:
FUNCTION {format.editor.names}
{ 's :=
  #1 'nameptr :=
  s num.names$ 'numnames :=
  numnames 'namesleft :=
    { namesleft #0 > }
    { s nameptr "{f. }{vv~}{ll}{, jj}" format.name$ 't :=   % last name first
      nameptr #1 >
        { namesleft #1 >
            { ", " * t * }
            { numnames #2 >
                { "," * }
                'skip$
              if$
              t "others" =
                { " et~al." * }
                { " \& " * t * }
              if$
            }
          if$
        }
        't
      if$
      nameptr #1 + 'nameptr :=
      namesleft #1 - 'namesleft :=
    }
  while$
}
  1. In FUNCTION {format.editors} replace the line { editor format.names with { editor format.editor.names
  2. In the same function replace { ", editors" * } with { " (Eds.)" * } and { ", editor" * } with { " (Ed.)" * }
  3. In FUNCTION {format.pages} replace { "pages" pages n.dashify tie.or.space.connect } with { "(pp. " pages n.dashify * ")" * tie.or.space.connect } and { "page" pages tie.or.space.connect } with { "(p. " pages * ")" * tie.or.space.connect }
  4. In FUNCTION {format.names} replace { " and " * t * } with { " \& " * t * }
  5. Finally, in FUNCTION {format.chapter.pages} remove the comma from { ", " * format.pages * }

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