I'm new to LaTeX and decided to write my PhD thesis with it (pdflatex.exe, TexStudio2.6.6, Win7x64).

Here we go. the angew. chem. style is usually without square brackets in the text. how can i modify the chem-angew.bbx, so that i get rid of those brackets in \cite{1} resulting in [1]?

I know that I have to redefine some command but a lack of knowledge does not allow me to complete the task. Could anyone help me?

here is a MWE





  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  author = {Buthor, B.},
  year = {2002},
  title = {Bravo},
  author = {Cuthor, C.},
  year = {2003},
  title = {Charlie},



We are citing \cite{A01,C03} and \cite{B02} and \cite{A01,B02,C03}


2 Answers 2


Another possibility — as I think the superbracket command is used only for citations: add this to your preamble:


You need to alter the declaration for \supercite, which for the Angewandte style includes brackets as standard:

\DeclareCiteCommand{\supercite}[\mkbibsuperscript] % Change here
     {\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring prenote argument}}%
     {\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring postnote argument}}}
  • ok, it works, thank you very much! i would like to understand your modifications done to the code. can you please provide the unchanged code with brackets?
    – ruffy
    May 21, 2014 at 17:46
  • about angew. chem style i was wrong. it is in brackets as standard. sorry for the wrong statement. anyway, nice to have this code.
    – ruffy
    May 21, 2014 at 17:57

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