# How can I put more space between bibliography entries (biblatex)

My bibliography (made with biblatex) has all items close to each other. I would like to introduce some space between them, e.g. half a line.

How can I do this?

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Related question (the exact opposite indeed `;-)`): tex.stackexchange.com/questions/17360/… – diabonas May 26 '11 at 11:26

increase one of the lengths:

`\bibitemsep` length between two different entries, preset to `\itemsep`

`\bibnamesep` length between two entries of different authors

`\bibinitsep` length between two entries of authors with different first letter

For example, if you want to increase the `\bibitemsep` by 50%, you could use:

``````\setlength\bibitemsep{1.5\itemsep}
``````
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That won't work for packages where `\itemsep` is already zero. Better to use `\setlength\bibitemsep{0.5\baselineskip}` or something document-related. – Peter Flynn Jun 19 at 21:49

I've used the answer given by Herbert, but it didn't work for me. This could be probably due to the recent update of `biber` to v2.4 (March 2016).

Hereby, I propose an alternative that worked for me (i.e. introducing a space between the bibentries in the list):

``````\setlength\bibitemsep{\baselineskip}
``````

You've to put this in the preamble right after `\usepackage{biblatex}`

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Mhhh, a Biber update should have nothing to do with that. A `biblatex` update might just, but it is extremely unlikely I would say. The more likely explanation is that your documentclass sets `\itemsep` to a small value so that you can't tell `1.5\itemsep` from `\itemsep`. Without an example it is of course hard to say ... – moewe Apr 1 at 16:33