Some terms that would be useful

Some term comments.

Not sure if it can be done currently, but at least one variant of Harvard
format wants page numbers always with the p prefix (so not pps if there is a
range). Currently I dispense with the

and just use a prefix p - if might be useful to have an option to force
singular on things like this (assuming it isn’t already). Similarly for
editor “eds” - some just want “ed” no matter how many editors.

Oh - Quick question, not sure if its an issue, but one example I looked at
had 4 authors and 6 editors, and the rules weren’t clear if the et. al. rule
kicked in at the same number. It might be that some weird format wants 2
authors before the et al, but 4 editors before et. al. Probably too weird to
worry about though.

Another couple of terms that I haven’t seen around are
ed - for edition - as in 3rd ed – this one is perhaps marginal as you can
include it in the database. You get into trouble with things like an edition
variable of 3 and needing to format it as “3rd ed.” perhaps.
or some such might be worth thinking about?
Vol - for volume - as in Vol. 3 - might be similar rules to edition.

e.g. from AMA style including both these:
Johannsen EC, Madoff LC. Infections of the liver and biliary system. In:
Mandell GL, Bennett JC, Dolin R, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s:
Principles and Practice of Infectious Disease. Vol 1. 6th ed. Philadelphia,
PA: Elsevier; 2005:951-952.

Anon and n.d. I think I mentioned before.

Available at: is required in the APSA format for URLs

If you really want to go to town, there are a load of terms in
that are explicit. I admit I ignored most of them.
Available from World Wide Web: [manuscript] CD-ROM [performance viewed…]
[video for television transmission] etc etc.


For p. vs pp.:

(I think that should work; I haven’t checked to see if it validates.)

For ed vs. eds, there is a “verb-short” form.