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Editor Names
General Rules.........................R15.2
Institutional Abbreviations.............T6
Geographical Terms....................T10

 

Typeface Conventions

Editor and translator names are in regular typeface in a parenthetical at the end of the citation.

 

General Rules for Author Names

The editor or translator is indicated in a parenthetical at the end of the citation. Some general rules are given below:

Generally - Give the editor/translator's full name as it appears on the publication, followed by "ed." or "trans."

Institutional Editors - Use the institution's full name, abbreviating according to Table 6 and Table 10 if the result is unambiguous.

No Named Parties - If the work has no named author, editor, or translator, designate the publisher instead.

 

Editor Abbreviations

What should you abbreviate when naming an editor?

  • Words in Table 6 and Rule 10.2.1(c)
  • Geographic regions in Table 10
  • Common acronyms in Rule 6.1(b) (e.g. NAACP, FCC)
 

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If the editor is also the translator, indicate such by including "ed." and "trans.," in that order, separated by a comma.

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