I’m working on an implementation of the IBFD Standard Citations and References, a very important guideline in international tax law. It’s based on an obsolete U.S. legal style (ALWD Citation Manual (3rd ed., Aspen 2006), which I wasn’t able to get my hands on). Of course, juris-m should be the way to go but the request was for Zotero explicitly.
I’d be glad to get advice on some details — the style is located at https://gitlab.com/georgd/csl-ibfd:
- Translated titles or remarks about the translation are formatted upright in brackets after the title. In absence of a suitable field I chose the ‘version’ variable
- The IBFD maintains a database where they sort any kind of reference in “collections”. I use collection title for that.
- Laws show complicate handling of dates: the date entry is necessary for short citations but is omitted from full citations if the title or law number contains the date. What’s more, if published in a source, the publication date has to be added. I’m solving this by not printing the ‘date’ in full citations. When the date needs to be printed, I decided for an additional entry in ‘original-date’. For the source date, I wanted to use ‘container’ but that resulted in errors, so I went with ‘event-date’.
- The model type from the IBFD Guidelines doesn’t fit with any other document type. Looking around, I found that the Zotero type ‘Document’ looks like a good option. Now, I read that the type ‘article’ is going to be deprecated.
What do you think?