Is there a fast way to automatically show lastname and then initials in the bibliography/References list? I use biblatex package with natbib and authoryear style. F.ex, the author is listed as Peter Nielsen but should be Nielsen, P.




Thanks in advance!


The option giveninits lets you switch to given name initials instead of full given names.

With \DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given} you can change the order of names to "Family, Given" (i.e. "Last, First").


\usepackage[style=authoryear, backend=biber, giveninits]{biblatex}




Sigfridsson, E. and Ryde, U. (1998). ‘Comparison of methods for deriving atomic charges from the electrostatic potential and moments’. In: Journal of Computational Chemistry 19.4, pp. 377–395. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-987X(199803)19:4<377::AID-JCC1>3.0.CO;2-P.

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