I have to write a seminar paper with special citation guidelines. I thought of using Zotero, but didn't find a similar style. I don't get how I can implement my guidelines, so I hope, there's someone who can help. It doesn't have to be with Zotero, just biblatex is also fine. The paper is in German. So here are the rules for the citation:
For the bibliography:
- The cites should be in alphabetical order
- The bibliography should look like a kind of table without the lines, so in the left column there will be the name, in the right column the other stuff
- The surname has to be italic
- If there are more than four authors/editors, then the first one has to be named with "et al." (for et alteri (and others))
- No academic titles
- Editors has to be marked with the suffix "Hrsg."
- The court decisions, laws, articles from daily press and cites from the internet should only be named in the foot cites, not in the bibliography
- If a book has more volumes, then every quoted volume should be recorded separately in the bibliography
Examples for the bibliography style:
- Essays: Name, First name (Column break) Full title of the essay, journal year, start and end page; E.g. Bernhard, Tobias (Column break) Das grobe Missvehältnis in § 275 BGB, JURA 2006, S. 801-811
- Monographies/textbooks: Name, First Name (Column break) Full tile, [edition] publishing place year (perhaps specification of the citation style in the foot notes); first editions should not be named
- Commentaries: Name of the commentary (Column break) perhaps other information of the volume or editor, [edition], publishing place year (perhaps specification of the citation style in the foot notes)
- Collected edition: Name, First name (Column break) Title, in: Name, First Name (Hrsg.), Title, publishing place year, start and end page, (perhaps specification of the citation style in the foot notes)
For the foot cites:
Indirect quotes should begin with "Vgl." (for compare)
Every cite should start with a capital letter and end with a dot
Name of the author italic
Separation of every cite with a ";", with numerous quotes court decicions for literature
No references, so if need be the same cite in consecutive foot notes in the same way
Examples for the foot citation style:
- Court decisions: court source; E.g. BGH NJW 2019, 3385, 3386.
- Monographies/textbooks: Author name, title, page; E.g. Kleinecht, Verbraucherschützende Gerichtsstände, S. 25.
- Articles: Author name, journal's name year, start page, page of interest; E.g. Bernhard, JURA 2006, 801, 804.
- Commentaries/Collected editions: Authors name, in: editor/short title, title/short title, perhaps edition, norm, page number or margin number; E.g. Schlüter, in: MüKo-BGB, § 387, Rn. 4.
I hope I don't go overboard with the citation and examples, but that's how it should look like. I'm a bloody amateur with LaTeX and didn't manage to write my own citation style. So I'm desperate to get the guidelines done. I really don't expect someone to get my work done, and I know there are many guidelines to how to write your own citation style, but as I said, I'm really desperate and have the feeling, that my citation guidelines are completely different from the one's already there... So I look forward to someone to solve this miserable maze.
Thanks a lot, Louise