# Disable parenthesis in ieee style biblatex

MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[style=ieee,backend=biber,sortcites]{biblatex}

\begin{document}
Refs. \cites{Yang10,Yang09}\\
\end{document}


The output is [(1),(2)]. How to remove parenthesis here? I see the output is [1, 2] in numeric-comp but I don't see in ieee.cbx where this parenthesis is added.

• If you look in ieee.cbx you will see lots of \bibopenbracket etc. which are indeed adding brackets. Can you clarify what behaviour you actually want though ? You do not want brackets anywhere or just in multi-citations ? What about other types of referencing ? – ach Jun 14 '13 at 11:12
• @ach, I want ieee style. The output with multiple citation is [(1),(2)] but I want [1,2]. So parenthesis should be removed. – rowman Jun 14 '13 at 19:18
• @rowman Is "[1, 2]" really the IEEE style? It looks like ieee is akin to numeric-comp, but all individuals labels are square-bracketed: "[1], [2]" and "[1]--[3]". To achieve this drop bracketing in the definition for \cites with: \DeclareMultiCiteCommand{\cites}{\cite}{\multicitedelim} – Audrey Jun 14 '13 at 20:00
• @Audrey, maybe not completely IEEE style, but I need [1,2] or [1-2]. It's much more beautiful to my mind. That command gives [1],[2]. The reason that I am using IEEE is the style of printing the references at the end. – rowman Jun 17 '13 at 8:13
• @rowman Then try loading biblatex with citestyle=numeric-comp and bibstyle=ieee. This question does raise a bug with ieee so you should get in touch with Joseph about that. – Audrey Jun 17 '13 at 15:37

Through the comments I understood that I had to use citestyle=numeric-comp and bibstyle=ieee to achieve the desired output. MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[citestyle=numeric-comp,bibstyle=ieee,%
backend=biber,sortcites]{biblatex}
\renewbibmacro*{bbx:savehash}{} % Remove annoying dash

ref.bib should be available. I am using lualatex.