Names of Persons
Many citation styles have elaborate rules about how names appear: order of first and last names; whether first names are spelled out or abbreviated, last names in small caps or italics; separating multiple names with commas or semicolons; whether "and" is inserted in lists of names; listing the first person as "last name, first name" and additional persons as "first name last name"; showing or hiding name prefixes (such as "von" or "van der") and suffixes (such as Jr.); how many authors to list before switching to "et al."; how editors are marked, for example with "Edited by" or with a suffix such as "(Ed.)", etc. All of these rules and more can be defined by making changes to the person elements (Author, Editor, Author, Editor or Organization), as the following examples show.
Please note: if you want a first and last name in the bibliography and only a last name in the footnote, you will need to create a new component.
This field must not be empty. Select this option if the corresponding information should always appear in the bibliography. Citavi will then display the warning that "this field must not be empty" if the field does not contain any information.
Format last person's name differently. Select this option if the last name listed should be formatted in a different way: Doe, Joe; Miller, Tina Maria and Chen Wang.
Different separator if exactly two persons. Select this option if two people (Doe and Wang) should be listed differently than three (Doe, Miller & Wang).
Abbreviate name prefixes. You can select this option to shorten titles of nobility. To add to the list, enter the full form and then a pipe ( AltGr+6) followed by the shortened form. If you enter "von|v." Citavi replaces "von" in a name with "v."
Special output for repetition of persons. Select this option if repeated author names should be replaced with "idem" and "eadem" in the bibliography or in footnotes. For the bibliography you can specify that repeated author names should be replaced by dashes.