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What is the best practice for including "Foreword by" (or its equivalent) for @BOOK entries in BibTeX? The problem with NOTE = is that it appears at the end of the typeset entry whereas I'd like it immediately after the author.

When I use this:

@BOOK{Hassrick:16,
       AUTHOR = "Peter H. Hassrick",
        TITLE = "Frederic Remington:  {A} catalogue raisonn{\'e} {II}",
        NOTE = "Foreward by {B}ruce {B}.~{E}ldredge",
        SERIES = "The {C}harles {M}.~{R}ussell {C}enter {S}eries on {A}rt and {P}hotography of the {A}merican {W}est",
        FOREWORD = "Bruce B. Eldredge",
    PUBLISHER = "University of Oklahoma Press", 
      ADDRESS = "Norman, OK",
         YEAR = "2016"
}

I get:

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I would prefer the "Foreward by Bruce B. Eldredge" to appear immediately below the listing for the author.

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    Foreword or forward? – Mico Oct 18 '19 at 20:18
  • Please clarify what you're trying to achieve. E.g., are you trying to cite a passage in the foreword section or chapter of an entry of type @book? If so, is the foreword written by the same author(s) as the rest of the book is? Or are you just trying to mention that the book has a foreword written by <insert name here>? If it's the latter, what information are you trying to convey? E.g., is there a reason why the readers of your document should care about who wrote the foreword? – Mico Oct 18 '19 at 20:21
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    From the amazon.com entry for the book at amazon.com/…: "by Peter H. Hassrick (Editor), Bruce B. Eldredge (Foreword)". Aside: The surname of the author of the foreword to the book is spelled "Eldredge", not "Eldridge". Or does amazon.com maybe have this all wrong? – Mico Oct 18 '19 at 20:34
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    @DavidG.Stork -- Now that it's agreed that "Foreword" is the correct spelling, it would be a good idea to update the question header and text. – barbara beeton Oct 19 '19 at 16:55
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You could insert a foreword-related blurb into the entry's title field.

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\documentclass{book}
\begin{filecontents}{stuffx.bib}
@BOOK{Hassrick:16,
  EDITOR    = "Peter H. Hassrick",
  TITLE     = "\textit{(Foreword by Bruce B. Eldredge.)} Frederic Remington: 
               A Catalogue Raisonn{\'e}~II",
  SERIES    = "The Charles M.~Russell Center Series on Art and Photography 
               of the American West, vol.~22",
  PUBLISHER = "University of Oklahoma Press", 
  ADDRESS   = "Norman~OK",
  YEAR      = "2016",
}
\end{filecontents}

\usepackage{geometry} % set text block parameters suitably
\usepackage[authoryear,round]{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}% or some suitable bibliography style

\begin{document}
\cite{Hassrick:16}
\bibliography{stuffx}
\end{document}
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  • Yes, that will work. Thanks. (accept) I do think, though, at some point BibTeX should support a FOREWORD BY entry. – David G. Stork Oct 18 '19 at 21:16

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