I made my bibliography using Biblatex:


and it works fine except that all of the @MISC entries, which I use to cite websites, are all italicized. This would have been fine, except that the URLs cited are italicized as well, which looks horrible. Is there a simple way (package options?) to make Biblatex stop italicizing the entire entry?

Minimal Working Example:

Cite Book, \cite{Book}

Cite Misc, \cite{Misc}

The file Bibliography.bib contains:

  author    = {Author},
  title     = {Title},
  publisher = {Publisher},
  year      = {2014},

  title = {``Title'' by Author (\url{http://tex.stackexchange.com/})}

The above produces:

enter image description here

I would like the entire of citation [2] to be \upshape.


Thanks to musicman's suggestion I managed to make the URLs print upright using:


But it still clashes with the rest of the bibliography @MISC entry, which is italicized. Is there a way to make the whole thing not italicized?

I have also tried


and also


But neither have any effect.

Possible Solution:

The crux of being able to make the URLs print upright seems to be the manipulation of \UrlFont:


However I cannot find \UrlFont inside the Biblatex documentation. Could there be a similar hidden command that controls the bibliography entry's font?

  • 1
    Take a look here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/97682/46389 – musicman Apr 29 '14 at 13:00
  • Thanks, that helped a bit; please see the edited question. – Herng Yi Apr 29 '14 at 13:25
  • Please provide a minimal working example (MWE) showing the document class and other relevant material so we can reproduce your described behaviour. – Andrew Swann Apr 29 '14 at 13:47
  • It would help a lot, if you could tell us which parts you don't want to be italic. – musicman Apr 29 '14 at 13:54
  • I've added an MWE and described which parts I don't want to be italicized. – Herng Yi Apr 29 '14 at 14:05

Why do you write all data in the field title?

@misc{Misc, title = {``Title'' by Author (\url{https://tex.stackexchange.com/})} }

Split it up like your other bib-entry:

title = {Title},
author = {author},
url = {http://text.stackexchange.com}

Then you can format your title (quotes instead of italic) with:


If you want to format the title for the @misc-type only, you write:


Also consider to switch to biber-backend.


You are misusing the bibfields for the @Misc. Putting everything in title means that it gets italicised. You should really be using title, author and url.

Sample output

Cite Book, \cite{Book}

Cite Misc, \cite{Misc}

Cite Misc2, \cite{Misc2}

with Bibliography.bib

  author =   {Author},
  title =    {Title},
  publisher =    {Publisher},
  year =     2014

  title =    {Title},
  author =   {Author},
  url =      {http://tex.stackexchange.com/}

  note =     {``Title'' by Author

If you really want to force the formatting, you can use note instead of title, as in the Misc2 example above, but I would not recommend that.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.