I am trying to get my bibliography to my needs, and there is one comma which I don't know how to remove.

In entry [2] ('inbook') it is correct, but in entry [1] ('book' without author, just editor) there shouldn't be the comma.

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It is really difficult for me to understand all the biblatex commands, so it would be great if someone could help me with this issue.

My minimal working example:



    editor = "{Hans Wurst}",
    title = "{Das Leben}"

    author = "Hans Wurst",
    booktitle = "Das Leben",
    editor = "Biene Maja",
    title = "Artikel"


% Put editor string in parentheses

% Like editor+others but without comma before editor string and dash checks
  \ifboolexpr{ test \ifuseeditor and not test {\ifnameundef{editor}} }

% Print editors before "in" title




Edit: For authoryear style, you modify the bbx:editor macro to put in a space instead of a comma and space. Try adding this:


You can also do an equivalent change for bbx:translator.

  • Thanks for the reply - it is working for me on sharelatex, but not in my full project on my pc. Therefore I will need more time next week finding out why, and then I can come back to here to give more feedback. – pato Mar 17 '17 at 15:24
  • Okay it was my fault, because in my actual project I am using [style=authoryear], which somehow ignores the code from your answer. I am sorry that I didn't know i should have included this information in my Question! Do you also know, how I can reach my goal in this case? – pato Mar 19 '17 at 19:16
  • For authoryear style you need to edit the bbx:editor macro instead of editor+others. I updated my answer. – David Purton Mar 19 '17 at 22:52
  • Thank you very much it works :-) I also added the style=authoryear line to my question. – pato Mar 20 '17 at 12:41
  • In current versions of biblatex this does not work any more since there is a dedicated editortypedelim now. \DeclareDelimFormat{editortypedelim}{\addspace} should do the same thing. See tex.stackexchange.com/a/419595/35864 – moewe Mar 11 '18 at 8:54

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