citation style with year at end

edited February 29, 2024
Hello everyone,

I am trying to adapt an existing style so that it matches the style requested by the publisher for a book chapter I am co-authoring. The main thing I am unsure about is how to have the year appearing at the end of the entry in the bibliography. This is what the bibliographic entries should look like:

Hall jr., Robert A., The Reconstruction of Proto-Romance, in: Kontzi, Reinhold (ed.), Zur Entstehung der romanischen Sprachen, Darmstadt, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1978, 216–244.

Bouvier, Jean, Le français, in: Meier, Kai/Clark, Peter (edd.), Die romanischen Sprachen, vol. 1, Berlin/Boston, de Gruyter, 2013, 2–88.

Badía Margarit, Antonio, De nouveau sur la sonorisation spontanée des consonnes sourdes en catalan: les palatales, Revue de linguistique romane 38 (1974), 20–25.

This is the link to the stylesheet:

I should be fine figuring out minor changes (inserting dashes between names etc) but I am unsure about how to move the year. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

thanks :)
  • I think you should be able to find something reasonably close via
    Beyond that, hard to help without seeing the code of the style you're working off.
  • Thanks for your reply! Yes, I tried looking for similar styles but I did not find one with the year at the end of the entry. One that should be closest is the one from "Journal für Medienlinguistik", which has the following code:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    Journal für Medienlinguistik (Deutsch)
    jfml (Deutsch)

    Simon Meier-Vieracker

    2569-6491 Stylesheet des Journals für Medienlinguistik (jfml) 2022-06-25T18:42:11+00:00
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License

    et al.
    Online unter

  • I'd probably recommend focussing on a style that's closer for the bibliography (something like ) and then fixing the in-text citation.

    If you do want to work with the Medienlinguistik style, you'd want to pull out

    <date date-parts="year" form="text" variable="issued" prefix="(" suffix=")"/>
    from the creator-year-long macro and start by adding it to the publication-place-publisher one. You'd then still need to add it to other item types such as journals -- needn't be as a macro, you can also add it to the relevant section in the bibliography (which has else-if conditions for each citation style).
  • Ah yes it is probably much easier starting from that style, I will try that! Thanks so much for all your help :)
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