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I'm currently usin biblatex with the following settings:

\usepackage[firstinits=true, sorting=nyt, maxbibnames=99]{biblatex}

%Document stuff...


The resulting bibliography is good looking, but I'm missing two details:

  • Authors are written with the first name first (although they seem to be sorted on the last name). What I want is last names first.
  • The year is put together with the journal/publisher. I want it after the authors.

For example. What I get is

J. J. Monaghan. “Smoothed particle hydrodynamics”. In: Reports on Progress in Physics 68.8 (2005), pp. 1703–1759. issn: 0034-4885. doi: 10.1088/0034-4885/68/8/R01.

What I want is

Monaghan, J. J. (2005) “Smoothed particle hydrodynamics”. In: Reports on Progress in Physics 68.8, pp. 1703–1759. issn: 0034-4885. doi: 10.1088/0034-4885/68/8/R01.

Is it possible to do this with some settings or do I have to modify the style file?

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up vote 15 down vote accepted

One possibility would be to simply switch to style=authoryear. However, this will not only change the position of the year, but also remove the label number of bibliography entries (and change the formatting of citations). Workaround: Declare bibstyle=authoryear and add the bibliography environment definitions of the numeric bibstyle.

To change the order of names, use \DeclareNameAlias. See this question for details.







  author = {Author, A. and Buthor, B.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},



Some text \autocite{A01}.



EDIT: Removed package option sorting=nyt because this is the default for bibstyle=authoryear.

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With biblatex v0.9a I get AuthorA.A.A.ButhorB.B.B. (2001). Alpha.. – pirad May 8 '12 at 8:32

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