How can I change my bibliography to this form:

surname, initials of first name; surname, initial firstname (co-author)


Jones, F.; Hare, A. (2010)...

instead of

Jones, F and A. Hare (2010)..

My Code:

\usepackage[backend=bibtex,style=authoryear,sorting=nyt, firstinits=true]{biblatex}

It works perfectly for the first author, but not for the co-author. What can I do? (I am new here, please excuse the clumsy question)


For the name format, put


in your preamble. This will instruct biblatex to use a "plain" format where the last name always comes first instead of the "last-first/first-last" that it normally uses.

To have semicolons between all multiple names

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