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The Os­cola pack­age works (only!) with Bi­bla­tex (v 2.0 or later) and Biber (v 1.0 or later). It aims to im­ple­ment, al­most com­pletely, the OSCOLA style of le­gal ci­ta­tion, ac­cord­ing to the 4th edi­tion. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about cov­er­age see the doc­u­men­ta­tion.

Files and li­cence

The pack­age

The pack­age con­sists of five prin­ci­pal files (oscola.bbx, oscola.cbx, and three lan­guage def­i­ni­tion files, english-oscola.lbx, british-oscola.lbx, and american-oscola.lbx). There is also a very short in­dex style file, oscola.ist. Those files are copy­right (c) Paul Stan­ley 2012-18.

This work may be dis­tributed and/or mod­i­fied un­der the con­di­tions of the Project Public Li­cense, ei­ther ver­sion 1.3 of this li­cense or (at your op­tion) any later ver­sion.

The lat­est ver­sion of the li­cense is in avail­able on­line and ver­sion 1.3 or later is part of all dis­tri­bu­tions of ver­sion 2005/12/01 or later.

This work has the LPPL main­te­nance sta­tus 'main­tained'. The cur­rent main­tainer of this work is Paul Stan­ley (pstan­ley@es­sex­court.net).

The doc­u­men­ta­tion

The doc­u­men­ta­tion con­sists of oscola.tex, oscola.pdf and oscola-examples.bib. Those files are dis­tributed un­der the Creative Com­mons At­tri­bu­tion 3.0-Un­ported Li­cense (CC BY 3.0). A copy of that li­cense is avail­able on­line.

Bug re­ports

All bug re­ports, ques­tions, or sug­ges­tions should be sent to the main­tainer, whose email is pstan­ley@es­sex­court.net.


I find the TDS dif­fi­cult. live, whose main­tain­ers ap­par­ently don't, cur­rently in­stalls as fol­lows:

  • oscola.bbx: in the pack­age di­rec­tory ...tex/latex/oscola
  • oscola.cbx: in the pack­age di­rec­tory .../tex/latex/oscola
  • english-oscola.lbx: in the pack­age di­rec­tory .../tex/latex/oscola
  • british-oscola.lbx: in the pack­age di­rec­tory .../tex/latex/oscola
  • american-oscola.lbx: in the pack­age di­rec­tory .../tex/latex/oscola
  • oscola.pdf and oscola.tex: with doc­u­men­ta­tion un­der .../doc/latex/oscola
  • oscola.ist: with the in­dex style files in .../makeindex/oscola

Ver­sion his­tory

Au­gust 2012 Ver­sion 1 Orig­i­nal re­lease

May 2013 Ver­sion 1.2 Var­i­ous bug­fixes, and im­ple­men­ta­tion of ci­ta­tion scheme for UN doc­u­ments

Oc­to­ber 2013 Ver­sion 1.3 Cor­rected spac­ing bug

May 2014 Ver­sion 1.4 Var­i­ous bugs have been fixed, an ad­di­tional in­dex has been in­stalled, and there have been mi­nor im­prove­ments to the doc­u­men­ta­tion

March 2017 Ver­sion 1.5 The pack­age has been up­dated to take ac­count of changes in Bi­bla­tex; var­i­ous bugs have been fixed; ex­per­i­men­tal sup­port has been added for the use of ECLI num­bers in EU cases.

March 2018 Ver­sion 1.6 The pack­age has been up­dated again to take ac­count of mi­nor changes in Bi­bla­tex; var­i­ous bugs have been fixed; sup­port for \textcite has been im­proved.

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (676.4k).

os­cola – Bib style for the Ox­ford Stan­dard for the Ci­ta­tion of Le­gal Author­i­ties

The pack­age pro­vides a set of style files for use with Bib (v 2+) and Biber (v 1+) to pro­duce ci­ta­tions and bib­li­ogra­phies in ac­cor­dance with the widely-used Ox­ford Stan­dard for the Ci­ta­tion of Le­gal Author­i­ties. It also in­cludes fa­cil­i­ties for con­struct­ing ta­bles of cases and leg­is­la­tion from ci­ta­tions (in con­junc­tion with ap­pro­pri­ate in­dex­ing pack­ages).

Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right2014–2018 Paul Stan­ley
Main­tainerPaul Stan­ley
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