I know it is not suggested to mess with the default of the APA style, but I consider a minor change.

I would like to add a colon behind the "In" for @incollection/@inproceeding items. Does anyone know where this "In" is hidden in the apa6-style files, so that I can add a colon? Couldn't find it.

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The standard styles have the command \intitlepunct for that, but biblatex-apa6 hard-codes the space


You can easily change that (note that we use \printunit and not \setunit in line with upcoming biblatex changes, see https://github.com/plk/biblatex/issues/943 and https://github.com/plk/biblatex/pull/944)


\usepackage[style=apa6, backend=biber]{biblatex}



Lorem \autocite{sigfridsson,pines,gaonkar:in,westfahl:space}

Gaonkar, D. P. (2001). On alternative modernities. In: D. P. Gaonkar (Ed.), Alternative modernities (pp. 1–23). Durham: Duke University Press.

  • Fantastic! THX :)
    – kilsen
    Jul 29, 2020 at 15:59

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