I am observing a strange effect in BibLaTeX. When I have two papers printed in succession that do have the same author (see example below) I get only a dash (-) in the second reference where the author is supposed to be printed.

What is that and where in the manual can I read more about this (I can personally not imagine why anybody wants such a behaviour)?

I would like that authors are always printed regardless if they where mentioned or listed before before or depending on the environment of the citation...

Here a self-contained example:


% BibLaTeX



\printbibliography[type=article, heading=subbibliography, title={Journals}]


And the bib file:

  author = {Meyer, Bob},
  title = {{Some Great Paper}},
  journal = {Some Great Journal},
  volume = {9},
  year = {2015},
  pages = {99--109},
  issue = {9},
  doi = {99.9999/99999-999-9999-9},

  author = {Meyer, Bob},
  title = {{EAnother Great Paper}},
  journal = {Another Great Journal},
  year = {2015},
  volume = {9},
  pages = {99-109},
  number = {9},
  doi = {88.8888/8888888.8888888}
  • I can perfectly imagine why one may want such a formatting: it's easy to spot at once how many authors are referenced. It is just one of the traditional styles. – Bernard May 8 '15 at 11:13
  • Its only working if authors are sorted in direct succession. If the same author appears again further down the list, he or she is printed normal again. So I really don't think its very useful. – RalfB May 8 '15 at 11:42

This has already been asked here:

Get full name twice in Bibliography

The solution is loading biblatex with dashed=false

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