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




do not work. Update: and neither


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

  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Title},
  location = {My location}

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
    Commented May 13, 2017 at 14:34

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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

  • I should have mentioned that I tried location as well, it didn't work. I edited my question.
    – monade
    Commented May 13, 2017 at 14:54
  • I included the MWE(B) in my question.
    – monade
    Commented May 13, 2017 at 15:06
  • 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
    Commented May 13, 2017 at 15:10
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    @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
    Commented May 13, 2017 at 15:12

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