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In my bibliography, the volume number and issue number is currently printed as "volume.issue"

I want to change that to "volume(issue)", e.g., "35(5)".

Would this be something to do with \renewbibmacro?

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Yes -- but one can also use \xpatchbibmacro (from the xpatch package) for partial redefinitions.




% No dot before number of articles

% Number of articles in parentheses


  author = {Blinder, Alan S.},
  year = {1974},
  title = {The economics of brushing teeth},
  shorttitle = {Brushing teeth},
  journaltitle = {Journal of Political Economy},
  volume = {82},
  number = {4},
  pages = {887--891},






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