Entering Author Genders

The following chapter is only relevant if you use a citation style that uses abbreviations that depend on the author's gender, such as "id." or "ead." This much more common in German-language styles, as shown in the following examples.

Citavi can do this automatically, as long as two prerequisites are met:

  1. The gender needs to be correctly entered for each author.
  2. A special condition needs to be added to the citation style so that the gender field is checked and the abbreviations are accurately applied.

The following terms are used in Latin and German, respectively:



1 female author

ead. (eadem)

dies. (dieselbe)

1 male author


ders. (derselbe)

Multiple female authors

eaed. (eaedem)

dies. (dieselben)

Multiple mixed-gender authors

eid. (eidem)

dies. (dieselben)

How to map this information:

  1. Click Options settings_black.
  2. Open the Persons, institutions list.
  3. Double-click the name of the person.
  4. In the Gender field, select the appropriate option.
  5. Click OK okay_o_black.