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I have a reference to TEI as a technical standard in my references.bib file. On the TEI website it states that TEI Consortium should be credited as editors (plural), however, Overleaf doesn't recognise that there are more than one editor for my citation.

@techreport{TEI,
  type={Standard},
  title={{TEI P5: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange Version 4.3.0}},
  editor={{TEI Consortium}},
  year={2021},
  month={8},
  institution={The TEI Consortium}
}

This results in the following bibliography entry:

TEI Consortium (Ed.). (2021). TEI P5: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange Version 4.3.0 (Standard). The TEI Consortium.

Instead of (Ed.) it should read (Eds.). How can I force it to do so?

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  • A first comment: Speaking for myself, It doesn't look like @techreport is an appropriate choice for the "publication" at hand. I'd employ @online or its alias @electronic. Second, I'd say that it's perfectly nonpedantic to change editor={{TEI Consortium}}, to auhor={{TEI Consortium}},. After all, you've already identified the creator to a "corporate" rather than a human entity.
    – Mico
    Apr 7, 2022 at 3:48

1 Answer 1

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It looks like you're using APA-style referencing, which manages this string using the apaeditorstrg macro. One solution would be to add a check here to see if editortype = {editors}, like this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[style=apa]{biblatex}
\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{sources.bib}
@techreport{TEI,
  type={Standard},
  title={{TEI P5: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange Version 4.3.0}},
  editor={{TEI Consortium}},
  editortype={editors},
  year={2021},
  month={8},
  institution={The TEI Consortium}
}

\end{filecontents}

\addbibresource{sources.bib}

\renewbibmacro*{apaeditorstrg}[1]{%
  \iffieldundef{#1type}
    {\ifthenelse{\value{#1}>1\OR\ifandothers{#1}}
       {\bibcpstring{editors}}
       {\bibcpstring{editor}}}
    {\ifthenelse{\value{#1}>1\OR\ifandothers{#1}}
         {\bibcpstring{type\thefield{#1type}s}}
         {\iffieldequalstr{editortype}{editors}
             {\bibcpstring{editors}}
             {\bibcpstring{type\thefield{#1type}}}}}}

\begin{document}

\autocite{TEI}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

Resulting bibliography with plural marker for editors

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