# Formatting the address field in a biblatex bibliography

How can I format (e.g., italic) the field address for an @report in a biblatex bibliography?

\DeclareFieldFormat[report]{institution+location+date}{\mkbibemph{#1}}


or

\DeclareFieldFormat[report]{address}{\mkbibemph{#1}}


do not work. Update: and neither

\DeclareFieldFormat[report]{location}{\mkbibemph{#1}}


It works for e.g. title instead of location though, so it must be something specific to location.

NB: I know I can include formatting of fields in the .bib file, but I very much prefer a solution along the lines of \DeclareFieldFormat.

Thanks for any hint!

Update2: MWEB

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[style=authoryear-comp]{biblatex}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@report{key,
author = {Author, A.},
year = {2001},
title = {Title},
location = {My location}
}
\end{filecontents}
\DeclareFieldFormat[report]{location}{\mkbibemph{#1}}
\begin{document}
\nocite{*}
\printbibliography
\end{document}


Result: "My location" is not formatted in italic font.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Since the answer will heavily depend on the style you use, you can increase your chance of getting a good answer by including an MWE/MWEB. In this case I ventured a guess, but I can't be sure if it really solves your problem without testing. And often a guess along those lines is near-impossible. – moewe May 13 '17 at 14:34

address is a legacy name kept for backwards compatibility. Internally address is remapped to the location field. Furthermore, location is a list, so you need
\DeclareListFormat[report]{location}{%

• I should have mentioned that I tried location as well, it didn't work. I edited my question. – monade May 13 '17 at 14:54
• Great thanks! I learned something. In my case \DeclareListFormat[report]{location}{\mkbibemph{#1}} was enough, but please use moewe's suggestion which is certainly more general. – monade May 13 '17 at 15:10
• @monade Note that your redefinition will cripple the ability to deal with more than one location as in location = {Oxford and Cambridge} or location = {Oxford and Cambridge and Warwick} – moewe May 13 '17 at 15:12