Book translated into English [from Print source using OSCOLA]

Overview

If there is no author, cite the editor or translator as you would an author, adding in brackets after their names '(ed)' or '(tr)', or '(eds)' or '(trs)' if there is more than one.

If the work has an author, but an editor or translator is also acknowledged on the front cover, cite the author in the usual way and attribute the editor or translator at the beginning of the publication information, within the brackets.

Standard Form

As a footnote:

If there is no author:
Author (editor(s) or translator(s)), Title of Book (additional information, Edition if later than first, Publisher Publication year) page if required.

If there is an author, but an editor or translator is also acknowledged:
Author, Title of Book (Editor or Translator, additional information, Edition if later than first, Publisher Publication year) page if required.

Examples

HLA Hart, Punishment and Responsibility: Essays in the Philosophy of Law (John Gardener ed, 2nd edn, OUP 2008) 5-10.

J Derrida, Who's afraid of philosophy (J Plug tr, first published 1990, Stanford University Press 2002).

Jeremy Horder (ed), Oxford Essays in Jurisprudence: Fourth Series (OUP 2000) 23.

K Zweigert and Kotz, An Introduction to Comparative Law (Tony Weir tr, 3rd edn, OUP 1998).

Peter Birks and Grant McLeod (trs), The Institutes of Justinian (Duckworth 1987).

Reference List

List books alphabetically by the first author's/editor's/translator's surname under the heading Secondary Sources.

No full stop is required at the end of an entry in a Reference List as this is a list.

In your bibliography, the author's/editor's/translator's surname should precede his or her initial(s), with no comma separating them, but a comma after the first initial. Only initials should be used, not forenames, e.g.

Birks P and McLeod G (trs), The Institutes of Justinian (Duckworth 1987)

 

Notes

  • Where there are multiple authors or translators, follow the guidance for books with multiple authors or multiple editors.
  • If a book has a title and a subtitle, use the existing punctuation. Where there is none, insert a colon.
  • The place of publication need not be given.
  • Reference: Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, OSCOLA: Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (4th edn Oxford University 2010) 35.