# Editing biblatex with specific format

I am try to publish my academic article in this journal https://link.springer.com/journal/10618. In instruction for authors they need reference citation to be like this:

Bailey N, Kapetanios G, Pesaran M H (2016) Exponent of cross-sectional dependence: estimation and inference. Journal of Applied Econometrics 31: 929-960. https://doi.org/10.1002/jae.2476

I am using biblatex to list my citations. I am get the citation by it is different from what journal want. But this is what I am getting:

Bailey, Natalia, George Kapetanios, and M Hashem Pesaran (2016). "Exponent of Cross-Sectional Dependence: Estimation and Inference". In: Journal of Applied Econometrics 31.6, pp. 929-960. https://doi.org/10.1002/jae.2476

This is my Latex code:

 \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[style=authoryear,citetracker=true,maxcitenames=1]{biblatex}
\AtEveryCitekey{\ifciteseen{}{\defcounter{maxnames}{2}}}
\title{\texttt{biblatex}}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

This is a simple text to test citation \parencite{bailey2016exponent} blah bla.

\printbibliography
\end{document}


And this is my biblatex file:

   @article{bailey2016exponent,
title={Exponent of Cross-Sectional Dependence: Estimation and Inference},
author={Bailey, Natalia and Kapetanios, George and Pesaran, M Hashem},
journal={Journal of Applied Econometrics},
volume={31},
number={6},
pages={929--960},
year={2016},
publisher={Wiley Online Library}
doi = {https://doi.org/10.1002/jae.2476}
}


How can I fix my code to get the exact citation format ?

• The link does not quite work. Have you made sure that they can accept a submission using biblatex? Many publishers use workflows that can for technical reasons not involve biblatex. See tex.stackexchange.com/q/12175/35864. Do they maybe have a .bst file you could use? – moewe Apr 8 '18 at 12:39
• Thank you for your answer, fixed journal link, Springer did provide a bibliography citation style just EndNote format. But they need articles in latex format. @moewe – medo0070 Apr 8 '18 at 12:50
• Still you should double-check that they can accept biblatex. You may have to go back to BibTeX or a fully manual bibliography if not. – moewe Apr 8 '18 at 12:52
• In the instructions on springer.com/computer/… there is no comma before the parentheses around the year. Are you sure there must be one? – moewe Apr 8 '18 at 12:59
• they did not mentioned it in the instruction. Unfortunately BibTeX did not helped me to list the above style. Editing is bit difficult. – medo0070 Apr 8 '18 at 13:04

You should double-check with the journal if they can accept biblatex submissions. See Biblatex: submitting to a journal

Here is a start that implements the example you gave following guidance from http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/journal/10618?print_view=true&detailsPage=pltci_2554736

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[style=authoryear-comp, citetracker=true, maxcitenames=1, giveninits, terseinits, uniquename=init]{biblatex}
\AtEveryCitekey{\ifciteseen{}{\defcounter{maxnames}{2}}}

\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@article{bailey2016exponent,
title={Exponent of Cross-Sectional Dependence: Estimation and Inference},
author={Bailey, Natalia and Kapetanios, George and Pesaran, M Hashem},
journal={Journal of Applied Econometrics},
volume={31},
number={6},
pages={929--960},
year={2016},
doi = {10.1002/jae.2476}
}
\end{filecontents}

\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given}
\renewcommand*{\revsdnamepunct}{}
\DeclareDelimAlias{finalnamedelim}{multinamedelim}

\DeclareFieldFormat*{title}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat*{journaltitle}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat*{booktitle}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat*{maintitle}{#1}

\renewbibmacro{in:}{%
\ifentrytype{article}{}{\printtext{\bibstring{in}\intitlepunct}}}

\renewbibmacro*{publisher+location+date}{%
\printlist{publisher}%
\printlist{location}%
\usebibmacro{date}%
\newunit}

\DeclareFieldFormat[article,periodical]{pages}{#1}

\DeclareFieldFormat{doi}{\url{https://doi.org/#1}}

\DeclareSourcemap{
\maps[datatype=bibtex]{
\map{
\pertype{article}
\step[fieldset=number, null]
}
}
}

\renewcommand*{\finentrypunct}{}

\begin{document}
lorem \parencite{bailey2016exponent,knuth:ct:a,sigfridsson,worman,nussbaum,westfahl:space,gaonkar:in,companion}

\printbibliography
\end{document}


Bailey N, Kapetanios G, Pesaran MH (2016) Exponent of Cross-Sectional Dependence: Estimation and Inference. Journal of Applied Econometrics 31:929–960. https://doi.org/10.1002/jae.2476.

• Thank you for answer. Can split .bib to a separate file without using \usepackage{filecontents} ? Sorry for keep asking I am new to latex and try to learn bit by bit. – medo0070 Apr 8 '18 at 13:31
• @medo0070 In general yes. filecontents is only used to make the example self-contained. If you want to submit a .tex file to your journal it depends - most journals don't want a .bib file and need a .bbl instead, in which case you can't use biblatex as mentioned in the link. – moewe Apr 8 '18 at 13:35