This is kind of a combination of two questions and then I have a bibliography style problem on top of that.

I would like to make each bib entry into a hyperlink with the priority: 1. DOI, 2. URL, 3. ISBN/ISNN. It has earlier been shown how this is done for the title of the entries in biblatex: make title hyperlink to DOIs, URL or ISBN. However, I am using a bibliography style which does not show titles (chem-angew). I would like the entire entry to become a hyperlink. This has been done only with DOI in Hyperlink each bib entry to its DOI page.

My first problem is, when I use the chem-angew style and I include an entry with a DOI, the DOI shows, even though I include DOI=false in the usepackage (and the DOI is not supposed to show up in the chem-angew style):


author = {Author, A.},
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
doi = {doi},
url = {url},
issn = {isbn-issn},



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My second problem is, when I add:


to my local biblatex.cfg file, the bib entry will have the biblatex style and not the chem-angew style as asked for in the same way as my earlier MWE.

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The final problem is the priority of the hyperlink which I would like to add to the entries.


Here is one solution that tries to link the entire entry (minus the label). string+doiurl is a simplified version of lockstep's string+doiurlisbn from biblatex: make title hyperlink to DOIs, URL or ISBN



          No driver for entry type '#1'.\MessageBreak
          Using fallback driver}%
          {No driver found}
          {I can't find a driver for the entry type
           and there is no fallback driver either}}}}



Screenshot of the bibliography in the MWE: The first two entries are linked to DOI and URL, respectively. The last entry is not linked as it misses both a <code>doi</code> and <code>url</code> field.

  • Highly helpful, thanks! I've created a follow-up question to this example. Maybe there might be some adjustments required in cases where biblatex is used with the subentry option. – tstone-1 Sep 9 '20 at 5:15

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