I'm facing a rather weird problem (at least for me). I'm trying to get the reference in my PhD thesis right, and what I would like is the following:

  • citations are displayed as footnotes, and they also appear at the end in a general bibliography;
  • the footnote apex is the corresponding number of the reference;
  • the reference in the footnote is a shorter version of the one in the general bibliography: name, journal, volume, date (essentially it just lacks the title entry).

I was able to get it right by means of the answer given in https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/20819, reported here:


% biblio.bib
  author =       {John Smith},
  title =        {A title},
  journal =      {A Journal},
  year =         {2010}
  author =       {John Doe},
  title =        {A paper},
  journal =      {Another journal},
  year =         {2009}
  author =       {Yuppie Networking},
  title =        {My paper},
  journal =      {The best journal},
  year =         {2000}


% Citation footnotes: use \footnoteA

% Vanilla footnotes: use \footnoteB

% Number of each bibliography entry in brackets



% Citation number superscript in brackets
    {\@textsuperscript{\normalfont[\@thefnmark]}\enspace #1}
    {\@textsuperscript{\normalfont\@thefnmark}\enspace #1}%

% Mostly verbatim from Joseph Wright
% http://www.texdev.net/2010/03/08/biblatex-numbered-citations-as-footnotes/

     {\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring prenote argument}}%
     {\BibliographyWarning{Ignoring postnote argument}}}







Vanilla footnote.\footnoteB{Vanilla footnote text.}
First citation.\sfcite{paper1}
Second citation.\sfcite{paper2}
Vanilla footnote.\footnoteB{Vanilla footnote text.}
First ``multi'' citation.\sfcite{paper1,paper3}


which gives output of the code above and bibliography bibliography

I slightly modified it in order to remove the title from the footnote, by adding:

%avoid displaying the title in the footnote reference.

and what I get is indeed what I want, but in the apex of the footnote there is now an extra space before the reference number:

weird spaces

that apparently I am not able to get rid of. Maybe it's just something stupid I'm not seeing, could anyone give me any suggestion?



  • 5
    Possibly add a % at the end of \ifentrytype{article}{ and maybe also after }{} – Steven B. Segletes Nov 6 '17 at 12:41
  • Thanks, Steven, this totally solves it. It was indeed a stupid thing. – Brizio Nov 6 '17 at 12:43

Steven solved it in the comments.

The problem were two missing %. The following code works as expected:

%avoid displaying the title in the footnote reference.
  • This does not answer the question. Please note: answers shouldn't be comments to questions, answers or other comments. So please delete it. – Schweinebacke Nov 6 '17 at 12:52

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