It would seem that the more familiar ibid. could be used instead of the more intricate loc. cit. in such a case.

For example if we have:

11. Stern, op. cit., p. 58.

and the subsequent citation is to also refer to Stern, p. 58 (precisely what loc. cit. is for), can it then be economically rendered as:

12. Ibid.

or should loc. cit. be used? It seems ibid. has generally supplanted loc. cit. for use in such instances.

  • "Loc. cit. (Latin, short for loco citato, meaning "in the place cited") is a footnote or endnote term used to repeat the title and page number for a given work (and author). "Loc. cit. is used in place of ibid. when the reference is not only to the work immediately preceding, but also refers to the same page. Loc. cit. is also used instead of op. cit. when reference is made to a work previously cited and to the same page in that work. As such, loc. cit. is never followed by volume or page numbers." lispp.blogspot.com/2014/01/ibid-and-op-cit.html Mar 18 at 4:29


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