The supervisor of my thesis asked me to have a specific style in my bibliography. For example, an entry like the following

         title={Approximation by superpositions of a sigmoidal function},
         author={Cybenko, George},
         journal={Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems},

Should look a like this

[1] Cybenko, G. (1989) Approximation by superpositions of a sigmoidal function. Mathematics of Control Signals and Systems 2, 303–314.

Does anyone know if there is a style in biblatex that is equivalent to his demands or if I should create my own style?

  • Yes, it helps but I would also like for the first name to be abbreviated – MrIndianaJones Nov 30 '18 at 16:55

Following my answer in Combining style numeric with style authoryear in BibLaTeX as well as the modifications explained in Suppress "In:" biblatex, biblatex: Abbreviated author names?, Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles and a few other small changes we can come up with



% get back the convenient alias

% only for biblatex >= 3.12
% uncomment the lines if they produce undefined control sequence errors

% for biblatex >= 3.4, otherwise redefine \labelnamepunct






Numeric bibliography with author-year-title order, e.g. "Sigfridsson, E. and Ryde, U. (1998) Comparison of methods for deriving atomic charges from the electrostatic potential and moments. Journal of Computational Chemistry 19.4, 377–395. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-987X(199803)19:4<377::AID-JCC1>3.0.CO;2-P."

  • Thank you, I could never have done it by myself – MrIndianaJones Dec 1 '18 at 9:55

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