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I have a problem with my bibliography. Whenever a book gets cited it does not print the location in the bibliography, even though the information is in the .bib file. Here is a short version of my actual code:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,american]{report}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[a4paper, total={6in, 8in}]{geometry}
\usepackage[american]{babel}
\usepackage[style=apa]{biblatex}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage[colorlinks,linkcolor=black,filecolor=black,citecolor=black]{hyperref}


\addbibresource{doc.bib}

\begin{document}
    
Hello \autocite{Andresen2020} \textcite{Anselin1988} and \autocite{Akers2012}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

An here is the bib file:

@book{Akers2012,
author = {Ronald L. Akers},
   location = {New York, NY and Abington, Oxon},
   doi = {10.4324/9781315062723},
   edition = {2},
   editor = {Ronald L. Akers},
   journal = {Criminological Theories: Introduction and Evaluation},
   publisher = {Routledge},
   title = {Criminological theories: Introduction and evaluation},
   year = {2012},
}

@book{Andresen2020,
    author = {Martin A Andresen},
    location = {Abington, Oxon and New York, NY},
    edition = {2},
    isbn = {9781138316980},
    publisher = {Routledge},
    title = {Environmental Criminology: Evolution, Theory, and Practice},
    year = {2020},
}

@book{Anselin1988,
    author = {Luc Anselin},
    location = {Dordrecht},
    publisher = {Kluwer Academic},
    title = {Spatial Econometrics: Methods and Models},
    year = {1988},
}

An here how my bibliography looks after compiling: bibliography

I am on macOS 11.5.2 and everything LaTeX-related should be up to date. I have looked at the biblatex documentation but did not find any solution yet.. I am thankful for any kind of advise!

1 Answer 1

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biblatex-apa's style=apa, in a current version (>=9.0) implements APA style according to the 7th edition of the APA manual.

In 7th-edition APA style the location is not shown for books and similar works (see e.g. https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/elements-list-entry#source)

A location is not required in the source element for most works (e.g., do not include the publisher location for book references).

See also the various examples in https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples/book-references.

In that respect the output you are getting is correct current (7th edition) APA style.


Note that in Akers2012 there is no reason to also list Akers as the editor of the work.

\documentclass[american]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}

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

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@book{Akers2012,
  author    = {Ronald L. Akers},
  title     = {Criminological Theories},
  subtitle  = {Introduction and Evaluation},
  year      = {2012},
  edition   = {2},
  doi       = {10.4324/9781315062723},
  publisher = {Routledge},
  location  = {New York, NY and Abington, Oxon},
}
@book{Andresen2020,
  author    = {Martin A. Andresen},
  title     = {Environmental Criminology},
  subtitle  = {Evolution, Theory, and Practice},
  year      = {2020},
  edition   = {2},
  isbn      = {9781138316980},
  publisher = {Routledge},
  location  = {Abington, Oxon and New York, NY},
}
@book{Anselin1988,
  author    = {Luc Anselin},
  title     = {Spatial Econometrics},
  subtitle  = {Methods and Models},
  year      = {1988},
  publisher = {Kluwer Academic},
  location  = {Dordrecht},
}
\end{filecontents}
\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}
\addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}

\begin{document}
Lorem \autocite{Akers2012,Andresen2020,Anselin1988}

\printbibliography
\end{document}

Akers, R. L. (2012). Criminological theories: Introduction and evaluation (2nd ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315062723
Andresen, M. A. (2020). Environmental criminology: Evolution, theory, and practice (2nd ed.). Routledge.
Anselin, L. (1988). Spatial econometrics: Methods and models. Kluwer Academic.

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