I have a strange situation with my in text citations.

It's happening specifically with multiple author entries. The initial of the first author is fine but the the initials of the other two authors are omitted in the in-text cite.

  author={Jong Kwan Lee and Newman, T. S. and Gary, G. A.},
  booktitle={Pattern Recognition, 2004. ICPR 2004. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on},
  title={Automated detection of solar loops by the oriented connectivity method},
  pages={315-318 Vol.4},

 keywords = {cited},
 author = {Markus Aschwanden and Bart {De Pontieu} and Eugene Katrukha},
 title = "{Optimization of Curvilinear Tracing Applied to Solar Physics and Biophysics}",
 journal = {Entropy},
 archivePrefix = "arXiv",
 eprint = {1307.5046},
 primaryClass = "astro-ph.SR",
 year = 2013,
 month = jul,
 volume = 15,
 pages = {3007-3030},
 doi = {10.3390/e15083007}

The biblatex initialization used is:

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

It occurs with both \textcite and \parencite. The final reference list is fine though.

Example output for in-text parencite and textcite:

(M. Aschwanden, De Pontieu, and Katrukha 2013)
J. K. Lee, Newman, and Gary (2004)


closed as unclear what you're asking by moewe, egreg, user31729, Guido, Thorsten Jul 26 '14 at 11:48

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  • This might be a feature and not a bug. By default biblatex disambiguates names, so that "Jane Smith" and "Linda Smith" are not both cited as "Smith" but as "J. Smith" and "L. Smith". See §4.11.4 Name Disambiguation, pp. 232-236 in the biblatex documentation. Of course without a proper MWE we cannot be entirely sure, but a test I ran with the two entries above gave me no first name initials whatsoever which leads me to believe that indeed it is a disambiguation issue in your actual document. – moewe Jul 21 '14 at 15:06
  • Also I'm not quite sure what you want to achieve. Do you want first initials for all authors in all citations or none whatsoever? – moewe Jul 21 '14 at 15:07

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