In this blog post, you will learn how to cite translated works. When doing so, create the reference in the language in which the translation you read was published. For example, if you read the English translation of a journal article that was originally published in French, write the reference list entry for the article in English. Credit the translator or translators in the reference by writing the abbreviation “Trans.” after the translator’s name and placing both the name and abbreviation in parentheses after the title of the work (but before the period).
Credit the original source by providing the year the work was originally published (in its original language) at the end of the reference in parentheses and preceded by the words “Original work published,” as shown in the following example. Both the original publication date and the republished date of the translated work appear in the in-text citations, with the earlier year first, separated with a slash.