I need to change some minor things in my bibliography. I'm using biblatex with biber.

  1. [done] How can I change the bibliography to be displayed in "\normalfont"? At the moment the title/subtitle/publisher/journal are in italic style and the url have a different style.

  2. [done] How can I add a colon after the author in every documenttype

  3. [done] Remove quotation marks around title in documenttype @article

  4. [done] In documenttype @article and @book add a "." between titel and subtitle "title. subtitle."


\usepackage[backend=biber, style=authoryear, bibstyle=authortitle, sorting=nyt, maxbibnames=99, maxcitenames=3, doi=false, isbn=false, giveninits=true, uniquename=init, datezeros=true, urldate=iso8601, date=iso8601]{biblatex} 


\DefineBibliographyStrings{german}{%et al. anstatt u. a.
andothers = {et al.},


urlseen = {Abrufdatum}, 





\DeclareFieldFormat [article] {journaltitle}{\normalfont{#1}}

\DeclareFieldFormat [book] {title}{\normalfont{#1}}

\DeclareFieldFormat [misc] {title}{\normalfont{#1}} \appto{\biburlsetup}{\renewcommand*{\UrlFont}{\normalfont}}

\DeclareFieldFormat [book] {title}{\normalfont{#1}} \renewcommand{\labelnamepunct}{\addcolon\space}

\DeclareFieldFormat [article] {title}{#1}

\DeclareFieldFormat [article] {title}{#1}

author = {Zhong, Chen-Bo and Liljenquist, Katie},
year = {2006},
title = {Washing Away Your Sins: Threatened Morality and Physical Cleansing},
pages = {1451--1452},
volume = {313},
number = {5792},
journal = {Science},

author = {Zikmund, William G.},
year = {2003},
title = {Business research methods},
edition = {7},
publisher = {Thomson/South-Western},
location = {Berlin},

author = {Thommen, Jean-Paul and Siepermann, Markus},
year = {2016},
title = {Gabler Wirtschaftslexikon: Stichwort: Heuristik},
url = {http://wirtschaftslexikon.gabler.de/Archiv/4969/heuristik-v8.html},
urldate = {1996-12-05},


article\footcite[Vgl.][1\psq]{Zhong.2006} \\
book\footcite[Vgl.][1\psq]{Zikmund.2003} \\


Overleaf: https://www.overleaf.com/8442810jqhmvxrsjmwb

Thank you!

  • For point 4, you have a dot by default.
    – Bernard
    Mar 4, 2017 at 10:44
  • Yes but the problem is, that the colon is defined for the case there is a subtitle. I need to change this special case. --> [title. subtitle.] vs. [title: subtitle]
    – GR_
    Mar 4, 2017 at 10:57
  • But I've just tested, adding a subtitle, and I do obtain dot. Your example code had no subtitles.
    – Bernard
    Mar 4, 2017 at 11:05
  • 1
    Check you haven't redefined \subtitlepunct somewhere (you probably haven't). But you will need to change your bib entries. You have the title field manually set as title = {Washing Away Your Sins: Threatened Morality and Physical Cleansing}. You have to separate them out: title = {Washing Away Your Sins}, subtitle = {Threatened Morality and Physical Cleansing} Mar 4, 2017 at 11:23
  • \normalfont is overkill. \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{journaltitle}{#1} is enough. You can combine the format for several types into one \DeclareFieldFormat [article,book,misc]{title}{#1}. If you want this for all entry types, go with \DeclareFieldFormat*{title}{#1}. (Note that your code gets harder to read if you drop the indentation.)
    – moewe
    Mar 4, 2017 at 11:33

1 Answer 1


I could fix point 1, 2, 3 with the following commands:






  1. You can export the title in the right format with citavi

All solved :) Thank you guys.

  • Please have a look at my suggestions below your question regarding your \DeclareFieldFormats. BTW: You may want to remove the edit with the solution from your question, so content does not duplicate.
    – moewe
    Mar 4, 2017 at 13:53

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