I would like the simple command \cite produces an entry in the bibliography (at the end of the doc) and in the footnote, using the format:

bla bla bla~\cite{myref} bla bla.

whose result is:

bla bla bla [1] bla bla.

[1] author, journal, year

I have found this : Biblatex cite with footnote only once, with use of brackets

[edit]: It is almost what I need, but without the superscript and with less information in the footnote (only author, journal, year, volume, page). But I have no idea how to do that.

[edit2]: I cannot find a solution. As I should send my thesis very soon, I am asking for help, once again. Many thanks.

Thanks for your help!

  • Biblatex is rather easy to customise. What's complicated in using the \footcite command?
    – Bernard
    Aug 30, 2014 at 21:10
  • I am sure it is true, but I do not know biblatex at all. I tried a simple example \usepackage[citestyle=authortitle,bibstyle=numeric,url=true,isbn=false,backend=biber,sorting=nyt]{biblatex} but it produces an exponent like a footnote. I would like a usual numeric citation [1] that produces a footnote and an entry in the biblio at the end (order by author, with a backref (cited on pages: 2, 3 and 5)
    – nbi
    Aug 31, 2014 at 19:15
  • You need to be a bit more specific on your request: Do you want the number for the footnote to be a "label" for the entry (i.e. it should not change once assigned) or should it rather behave more like a footnote (that is, just increment by one each time) - and maybe interact with normal footnotes in numbering etc.? Is the number to be used in the bibliography. What is your preferred style in the bibliography? ...
    – moewe
    Sep 5, 2014 at 5:43
  • What do you think of this then? Just change the style to numeric. Of course you could then modify morecite to print author, journal and year.: \newbibmacro*{morecite}{% \printnames{labelname}% \setunit{\addcomma\space}% \printfield{journaltitle}% \setunit{\addcomma\space}% \printfield{year}} (modulo line breaks after the %s, of course).
    – moewe
    Sep 5, 2014 at 6:57
  • You are my hero! I love you <3. xD --->[] It seems to have some compatibility problems with my other packages. I will post my final solution, when (if) it works. thanks again.
    – nbi
    Sep 5, 2014 at 12:57

1 Answer 1


After little modifying this answer:

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{report}


% Citation footnotes: use \footnoteA

% Vanilla footnotes: use \footnoteB

% Number of each bibliography entry in brackets



% Citation number in brackets
    {\normalfont[\@thefnmark]\enspace #1}
    {\mkbibsuperscript{\normalfont\@thefnmark}\enspace #1}%

% Mostly verbatim from Joseph Wright
% http://www.texdev.net/2010/03/08/biblatex-numbered-citations-as-footnotes/

     {\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring prenote argument}}%
     {\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring postnote argument}}}






Vanilla footnote.\footnoteB{Vanilla footnote text.}
First citation\bfcite{Torquato2002}.
First citation\bfcite[e.g.][530]{Bernal1959}.
Vanilla footnote\footnoteB{Vanilla footnote text 2.}.
First ``multi'' citation\bfcite{Bernal1960,Bernal1959}.


Brackets footnotes and vanilla footnotes


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