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I'm using biblatex with bibstyle=authoryear option. I'd like to customize the style to insert a line break after the year in each bibliography entry. Currently, an entry looks like this

authoryear bibliography entry

I'd like to have a line break after (1993). so that First Draft of a... started on the new line.

Is there a user-side biblatex customization option or a command to accomplish this?

There's an option to have a line break after each block in the entry block=par, and it looks like this

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However this is not what I need. I want the line break to be after the Author-Year line, and the rest of the blocks to be in one paragraph.

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A simple solution is to redefine the \labelnamepunct command. This command is executed after the name and title are printed by biblatex drivers in the authoryear style. A possible re-definition is


This produce the following output

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thank you. This is exactly what I was looking for. –  dmakarov Jul 12 '14 at 13:18

Here is another solution using the xpatch package. You'll to make the modification for every entry driver — at least for every entry you use. I also replace the quotes around title with colour:

\documentclass [12pt]{article} % this must go first, there are many different classes

  author = {John von Neumann},
  title = {First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC},
  journaltitle = {IEEE Ann. Hist. Comput. },
  date = {1993},
  volume = {15},
  number = {4},
  pages = {27--75},
\usepackage{csquotes}% recommended in output (biblatex)









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I think you have to repeat the patch for every driver. –  Guido Jul 12 '14 at 14:29
Thanks, Guido. Yes, I meant to add this point, then forgot… I'll correct this at once. –  Bernard Jul 12 '14 at 14:32

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