Nevermind the book title, here’s the APA

Below is a comment I made from a Typophile thread — New site: Type Library. Seeing as it took me about an hour to figure out how to format a single reference, I figured I’d share it with you here as well. Enjoy.


Now this is how you properly reference something. Below is a reference of a book chapter, English translation, reprinted from another source (according to APA 6):


Tschichold, J. (1991). Consistent correlation between book page and type area. (H. Hadler, Trans.). In R. Bringhurst (Eds.), The form of the book. Essays on the morality of good design (pp. 36–64). Washington, United States: Hartley & Marks Publishers Inc. (Reprinted from Aufsätze über Fragen der Gestalt des Buches und der Typographie, by J. Tschichold, Ed., 1975, Basil, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag)


Never mind hyperlinking book titles.

a) they can suffer from link rot

b) if your reading list is set in a proper reference format and your students publish, they can simply copy and paste from your master list into their references section.

This is standard practice in (my circle of scientific) academia. In the printed publication the first line would be outdented, but I don’t know how to do that here without forced line breaks.


I’ll give you 10 bucks if you can tell me the reference I’m making in the title of this post.

2 Responses to Nevermind the book title, here’s the APA
  1. johno
    October 22, 2011 | 01:37

    Sex Pistols?

    • Christopher Dean
      October 25, 2011 | 10:10

      *Well done. Who to I mail the cheque to?

      Do you have a favorite song?

      *You will not actually be mailed a cheque ;)

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