Entry categories and mail list status

(Rich Shepard) #1

I do not see a document category for a chapter in a book. If I correctly recall, this category was present in earlier versions.

Also, what are categories such as MvBook and MvCollection?

Finally, what happened to the mail list? Messages I sent to jabref-users@lists.sourceforge.net do not bounce, but I see neither replies nor any other messages to the mail list.


For a chapter in a book, the default BibTeX entry is Inbook. There, chapter is defined as a field. See mirrors.ctan.org/biblio/bibtex/base/btxdoc.pdf

(Rich Shepard) #3

Thank you. I should have recognized Inbook as equivalent to a chapter.



(Christoph) #4


I think the mail list is no longer maintained, therefore we have this forum. If you get a reply in a topic, you can answer on that directly in your mail client.


(Rich Shepard) #5


Now that you remind me, I recall reading about this change a while ago.
So, when I have a question I’ll use the forum, wait for responses to arrive
in my mail’s inbox and respond to them.

Thanks for reminding me about this.

I still have one more question about the document-type prefix of ‘Mv’ as
in MvBook, MvCollection, and MvProceedings. The ‘In’ prefix is obvious but I
don’t understand the ‘Mv’ prefix.

Happy New Year,



Mv is for “Multi volume”. It is a biblatex entry type.

(Christoph) #7


You can find a complete overview off all supported standard types here http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex/doc/biblatex.pdf
Furthermore you also can define your own or customize the default ones

(Rich Shepard) #8


This is good to know. Thanks very much.


(Rich Shepard) #9

Thanks for the information. I just downloaded the biblatex doc and will
read that.

Happy New Year,