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Currently my bibliography items are printed like this:

R. B. Griffiths, Nonanalytic Behavior Above the Critical Point in a Random Ising Ferromagnet, Physical Review Letters 23 (July 1969), pp. 17–19 (cit. on p. 10).

which took quite some time to fiddle with a custom bibliography style in biblatex. The remaining issue is the month field. Instead of (July 1969) it should just print (1969). I have read every bit of the biblatex documentation concerning dates and there are hundreds of options but not once is there a possibility mentioned how to completely disable the month.

Do I have to dig down even further into biblatex or is there an easy or documented way to change the default behaviour?

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Do you use the date field? If you do so why don't you use the year field? – Thorsten May 14 '12 at 11:14
I took the recommendation and based my style on the closest style, authoryear.bbx and standard.bbx. In there \DeclareBibliographyDriver{article} uses \usebibmacro{journal+issuetitle}, which uses \usebibmacro{issue+date}, which uses \usebibmacro{date}. So I guess I am using the date field. Changing that to \usebibmacro{year} does not work, as this macro does not seem to exist. – Alexander May 14 '12 at 11:23
No, I mean in your .bib file. – Thorsten May 14 '12 at 11:27
related: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/40097/… – matth May 14 '12 at 11:29
related: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/32930/… – matth May 14 '12 at 11:29
up vote 25 down vote accepted

You could add one or both of the following commands to your preamble:

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Thank you, this works nicely! – Alexander May 14 '12 at 12:19

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