# Biblatex minor adjustments in bibliography

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."

:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\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}

\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given}

\renewcommand*{\finalnamedelim}{\multinamedelim}
\DefineBibliographyStrings{german}{%et al. anstatt u. a.
andothers = {et al.},
}

\setlength\bibhang{1.5cm}

\DefineBibliographyStrings{german}{%
urlseen = {Abrufdatum},
}
\DeclareFieldFormat{url}{\url{#1}}
\DeclareFieldFormat{urldate}{\bibstring{urlseen}\space#1}
\renewbibmacro*{url+urldate}{%
\usebibmacro{url}%
\iffieldundef{urlyear}
{}
{\newunit
\usebibmacro{urldate}}}

\DeclareFieldFormat{bibhyperrefparens}{\bibhyperref{\mkbibparens{#1}}}
\renewbibmacro*{cite:labelyear+extrayear}{%
\iffieldundef{labelyear}
{}%
{\printtext[bibhyperrefparens]{%
\printfield{labelyear}%
\printfield{extrayear}}}}

\renewbibmacro*{journal+issuetitle}{%
\usebibmacro{journal}%
\iffieldundef{series}
{}
{\newunit
\printfield{series}%
\printfield{volume}%
\usebibmacro{issue+date}%
\usebibmacro{issue}%
\printfield{number}%
\newunit}

\renewbibmacro*{pubinstorg+location+date}[1]{%
\printlist{location}%
\usebibmacro{date}%
\newunit}

\renewbibmacro*{publisher+location+date}{\usebibmacro{pubinstorg+location+date}{publisher}}
\renewbibmacro*{institution+location+date}{\usebibmacro{pubinstorg+location+date}{institution}}
\renewbibmacro*{organization+location+date}{\usebibmacro{pubinstorg+location+date}{organization}}

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

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

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

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

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

\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@article{Zhong.2006,
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},
}

@book{Zikmund.2003,
author = {Zikmund, William G.},
year = {2003},
edition = {7},
publisher = {Thomson/South-Western},
location = {Berlin},
}

@misc{Thommen.2016,
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},
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}
article\footcite[Vgl.][1\psq]{Zhong.2006} \\
book\footcite[Vgl.][1\psq]{Zikmund.2003} \\
misc\footcite[Vgl.][1\psq]{Thommen.2016}

\printbibliography
\end{document}


Thank you!

• For point 4, you have a dot by default. – Bernard Mar 4 '17 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 '17 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 '17 at 11:05
• 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} – David Purton Mar 4 '17 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 '17 at 11:33

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

\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}}

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

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

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 '17 at 13:53