Sorry, this is only a minor question, but I just realised for the first time that when you cite a bibliographic item which has no shortitle, then -- using style=verbose -- you usually get (apart from the very first fullcite):

Name, In Physica, p.12.

When this item has an abbreviated shorttitle that ends with a dot, however, you get the following:

Name, In Phys. p.12. [No comma after shorttitle/before page!]

I usually omit the "p." for "page", so my result is:

Name, In Phys. 12.

I would like to get:

Name, In Phys., 12.


% !TEX TS-program = lualatexmk
\documentclass[12pt, a4paper, DIV=calc]{scrartcl}

    \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Times New Roman}

\usepackage[    style=verbose,
    \DeclareFieldFormat{postnote}{#1}       % postnotes without p. and pp.


    author = {Author W. Name},
    year = {2000},
    title = {In Physica},
    publisher = {Publisher},
    author = {Author W. Name},
    year = {2000},
    title = {In Physica},
    shorttitle = {In Phys.},
    publisher = {Publisher},



''First citation without shorttitle.''\footcite[12]{without:shorttitle}

''Second citation without shorttitle.''\footcite[12]{without:shorttitle}

''First citation with shorttitle.''\footcite[12]{with:shorttitle} 

''Second citation with shorttitle.''\footcite[12]{with:shorttitle} 

  • I am sorry, but i fail to recognize your question, would you be so kind as to clarify it further? Mar 18, 2013 at 12:25
  • Can you please add a MWE to play with?
    – egreg
    Mar 18, 2013 at 12:33
  • @egreg : I added an MWE. In making the MWE, I realized that my question concerns only cases of abbreviated shorttitles that end with a dot. I still would like to know if I am the only one who thinks that there should be a comma. Mar 18, 2013 at 12:58

1 Answer 1


Adding \isdot to the definition of the citetitle field format seems to do the trick.


An alternative solution is to replace the literal period with \adddot in the .bib file:

    author = {Author W. Name},
    year = {2000},
    title = {In Physica},
    shorttitle = {In Phys\adddot},
    publisher = {Publisher},
  • nice idea. What about adding \isdot to the shorttitle-field? (e.g., shorttitle = {In Phys.\isdot}), instead of changing a global definition? What would you prefer? Mar 18, 2013 at 13:18
  • @ClintEastwood I added an alternative solution. Personally, I'd change the .bib file in any case; I'd still like an explanation why \isdot is absent from some instances of the citetitle field format.
    – lockstep
    Mar 18, 2013 at 13:24

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