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Usually, when LaTeX for whatever reason can't or shouldn't handle the name of an author in my bibliography, one uses {{}} to fix the author to the correct input.

But, what can I do, if the authors-field consists of individual persons and e.g. an institution at the same time?

An example would be

@TechReport{MDS17,
    author={Schempp, Nadine and Strippel, Harald and Medizinischer Dienst des Spitzenverbandes},
    Shortauthor = {MDS},
    title={Präventionsbericht 2017},
    subtitle={Leistungen der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung: Primärprävention und Gesundheitsförderung. Berichtsjahr 2016},
    year={2017},
    publisher={Medizinischer Dienst des Spitzenverbandes}
}

where I can not simply use

author={{Schempp, N. and Strippel, H. and Medizinischer Dienst des Spitzenverbandes}}

because the formatting of the names has to be different in a citation vs in the references themselves.


What I want to achieve is

  • in citations:

    (Schempp, Strippel and Medizinischer Dienst des Spitzenverbandes, 2017)

  • in References:

    Schempp, N. and Strippel, H. and Medizinischer Dienst des Spitzenverbandes. (2017).

So how can I tell biblatex that only the third "Author" (which is an institution here) should not be separated into given- and family name but kept as it is?

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    author={Schempp, Nadine and Strippel, Harald and {Medizinischer Dienst des Spitzenverbandes}},
    – moewe
    Sep 26 '18 at 8:54
  • Seems that I made a mistake while testing this. ShouId delete the question?
    – Pidrittel
    Sep 26 '18 at 8:58
  • Do what you think makes sense. If you decide to keep the question, you should probably remove the comments about the braces not working, though.
    – moewe
    Sep 26 '18 at 8:59
  • Please do not answer your question in the question. Questions should only be answered in the answer space below.
    – moewe
    Sep 26 '18 at 9:04
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    No, your answer is fine. I often answer in the comments when I did not have the time to double-check my suggestion with a real document or when I'm not sure I understand the question correctly. See also tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/3238/35864
    – moewe
    Sep 26 '18 at 9:25
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@moewes comment solved the question in the most obvious way. I made a mistake while testing this, so I thought it does not work (but it does!).

The solution thus is:

author={Schempp, Nadine and Strippel, Harald and {Medizinischer Dienst des Spitzenverbandes}}

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