Using LyX with biblatex-apa. I am trying to remove the parentheses that surround the article, book, collection, etc year in the references. I just want the format to be YEAR. instead of (YEAR).

 Author = {John Smith},
 Year = {1998},
 Publisher = {XYZ},
 Title = {ABC}
 Author = {Jane Smith},
 Year = {2009},
 Publisher = {ABC},
 Title = {XYZ}
\usepackage[style=apa, backend=biber]{biblatex}

text \cite{art1}
text \cite{book1}


I tried removing them using: \DeclareFieldFormat{year}{#1} in the preamble but nothing changed

  • 2
    So how are you trying to remove them? Please post a Minimum Working Example showing what you've tried.
    – cfr
    Jan 12, 2014 at 0:53
  • @cfr Thanks, all set. Any ideas?
    – Chris J
    Jan 12, 2014 at 7:31

1 Answer 1


To format a special field you can work the the command \DeclareFieldFormat. In your contents you have to do the following:


If you use this redefinition you will get the following output:

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