Entering Author Genders

The following chapter is only pertinent if you use a citation style that uses abbreviations that depend on the author's gender, such as "id." or "ead." These abbreviations are 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.

Abbreviations According to Number and Gender

The following replacements can be made:



1 female author

ead. (eadem)

dies. (dieselbe)

1 male author

id. (idem)

ders. (derselbe)

Multiple female authors

eaed. (eaedem)

dies. (dieselben)

Multiple mixed-gender authors

eid. (eidem)

dies. (dieselben)