[Tex/LaTex] How to properly cite an interview


I have some interviews in the bibliography, so far I've used

  title={Interview with Gigi Pilotino},
  author={Gigi, Pilotino},
  journal={John Smith},

The problem is that I'd like to have in the bibliography the name of the interviewee, the year, the name of the interview and "by John Smith"

I am using biblatex, any idea?

Best Answer

If the interview is published you should cite the interview in the same way that you would normally use to cite a source of that type.

If it can be found in a book authored by John Smith, then that would mean that the source is primarily associated with John Smith even though he is the interviewer. If it can be found on the web, cite it as an @online entry.

The APA (http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/10/what-belongs-in-the-reference-list.html and also https://alliant.libguides.com/c.php?g=692717&p=4908255) as well as http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/writing/HTWcitations.html recommend not to list personal communication and research interviews in the bibliography/list of reference if they are not publicly available.

Since you plan to include the interviews in the appendix of your paper or otherwise, I would not add the reference to the bibliography. Instead I would add a short note and a link to the appendix in the text

\enquote{All brontosauruses are thin at one end, much \emph{thicker} in the middle,
and then thin again at the far end.} (A.~Elk as interviewed by G.~Chapman,
see \cref{appendix:elk:2008})