# biblatex bibliography: double hanging indent

For a particular journal which I am submitting to, I must use the Chicago author-date style. So I am using biblatex-chicago style.

But each bibliography item must have double indentation, as shown in the attached image.

I just don't know what to do to fulfill that format requirement, so I would be much obliged if someone helps me out.

• That is quite some work. Check out biblatex-philosophy's philosophy-modern style. There are lot of options to customise its output and the unmodified output looks quite similar to what you want. Depending on how your journal processes subscriptions it might, however, be a waste of time and effort to try and mirror their output if they do the final typesetting. Maybe you should ask the staff how and if they handle LaTeX submissions and in particular what to do about the bibliography. – moewe Mar 16 '17 at 8:02
• @moewe Thanks for the clue. I will check it out and see if I can do something. Thanks again! – ashinpan Mar 16 '17 at 13:17
• Do get back to us and update us on your progress when you have tried the package. – moewe Mar 17 '17 at 8:43
• I would, but it would take some time, for I have found I need to hack the style files a bit. – ashinpan Mar 17 '17 at 10:00
• Like I said. Check with the journal staff first. You really don't want to invest that much time only to find out that they are using a different system anyway. – moewe Mar 17 '17 at 10:06

philosophy-modern from the biblatex-philosophy style family is a good start for this.

With only little change (the publocformat=loccolonpub option - which is specific to biblatex-philosophy, and \renewcommand*{\newunitpunct}{\addperiod\space}) we get

\documentclass[american]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[backend=biber, style=philosophy-modern, publocformat=loccolonpub]{biblatex}