biblatex & biber : \textcite without parenthesis around year

I should submit a paper with lots of math, but there is not an available latex class for the journal. However I want to use latex and biblatex (with biber).

The journal specifies, in particular, that: "if more than two authors are present refere them as: 'Bianchi et al. 2003' in the text".

I customized a great part of the bibliograhy appareance with the following code (some part refers to the style in the REFERENCE section)

\usepackage[backend = biber, style= authoryear, giveninits=true, uniquename=init, maxcitenames=2, dashed = true, isbn = false]{biblatex}
\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given}
\DeclareFieldFormat[article, book, inbook, incollection, inproceedings, misc, thesis, unpublished]{title}{#1}

\usepackage{xpatch}
% year in the reference section must be without parenthesis
\printtext[parens]%
}{%
\printtext%
}{}{}
% et al. must be in italic
\xpatchbibmacro{name:andothers}{%
\bibstring{andothers}%
}{%
\bibstring[\emph]{andothers}%
}{}{}

However I am not able to remove the parenthesis around the year. As an example: if I consider the following book:

@book{Burroughs_PGIS_2015,
Author = {Peter A. Burrough and Rachael A. McDonnell and Christopher D. Lloyd},
Title = {Principles of Geographical Information Systems},
Publisher = {Oxford University Press},
Year = {2015},
ISBN = {0198742843},
pagetotal = 330
}

and the command

\textcite{Burroughs_PGIS_2015}

I obtain: Burrough et al. (2015) and not Burrough et al. 2015

• Welcome to TeX.SX! How about a simple \cite{Burroughs_PGIS_2015}? Jan 10 '19 at 12:19
• @gusbrs: YES! Thanks a lot: simplier than I thought. Jan 10 '19 at 12:24
• Please note that to my knowledge very few journals and publishers accept biblatex submissions, since the bibliography workflow for biblatex is significantly different from that of BibTeX/thebibliography. See tex.stackexchange.com/q/12175/35864. If the journal wants your .tex code and not just a PDF you should contact the editor to check if they can accept biblatex. Jan 10 '19 at 12:28
• @moewe: you're right! It happens with elsearticle class. In my case the publisher accepts the pdf. Jan 10 '19 at 12:31
• To my knowledge elsarticle loads natbib and comes with ready-made .bst styles. Even though elsevier.com/authors/author-schemas/latex-instructions states that many Elsevier journals accept PDF submissions, I would still stick to their advice and use elsarticle and BibTeX. Jan 10 '19 at 12:34