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Im facing some problems with biblatex and some books published by the "Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics", see the following MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[style=alphabetic
    ]{biblatex}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@book{meyer_matrix_2000,
  location = {Philadelphia},
  edition = {Har/{Cdr}},
  title = {Matrix {Analysis} and {Applied} {Linear} {Algebra}},
  isbn = {978-0-89871-454-8},
  timestamp = {2015-11-18T21:19:25Z},
  publisher = {Society for {Industrial} and {Applied} {Mathematics}},
  author = {Meyer, {Carl}},
  date = {2000-06-01}
}
\end{filecontents}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}                            
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}    

\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}

\begin{document}


\nocite{*}
\printbibliography
\end{document}

After compilation only "Society for Industrial and Applied" is printed, the "Mathematics" term is truncated. I tried with adjusting min/maxnames, but did not help. Any further suggestions?

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    did you try to put all in the brackets? {{Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics}} – musicman Nov 22 '15 at 15:11
  • well, this works, thanks. However, this is not really a solution for me, since I'm getting exactly this bibfile from Zotero. – dba Nov 22 '15 at 15:14
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I don't know why Zotero adds those useless braces, but with

@book{meyer_matrix_2000,
  location = {Philadelphia},
  edition = {Har/Cdr},
  title = {Matrix {Analysis} and {Applied} {Linear} {Algebra}},
  isbn = {978-0-89871-454-8},
  timestamp = {2015-11-18T21:19:25Z},
  publisher = {Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics},
  author = {Meyer, Carl},
  date = {2000-06-01}
}

I get the expected result:

enter image description here

The fact that the last token disappears when braces are used seems to be a bug in biblatex/Biber.

When

publisher = {Society for {Industrial} and {Applied} {Mathematics}},

is used, the bbl file contains

  \list{publisher}{2}{%
    {Society for {Industrial}}%
    {Applied} {Mathematics}%
  }

When braces are removed, we get

  \list{publisher}{2}{%
    {Society for Industrial}%
    {Applied Mathematics}%
  }

I'm not sure why the publisher field is applied splitting at and, but it's documented (section 2.3.4). If

publisher = {Society for {Industrial} {and} {Applied} {Mathematics}},

is used, then the output is again as expected.

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  • Thanks. So I will stick with some workarround until this bug is resolved – dba Nov 22 '15 at 16:02
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    @dbacc Can you please submit a bug report? – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Nov 22 '15 at 16:05
  • I could. But the sourceforge site does not allow me, since I have no rights. – dba Nov 22 '15 at 16:12
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    @dbacc Done: github.com/plk/biblatex/issues/358 – egreg Nov 22 '15 at 16:18
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    @PLK I can see it's a list; but what about the token disappearing? Usually a publisher name is printed as a whole. – egreg Nov 29 '15 at 19:02

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