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Though I have inserted entries for publisher, it won't get printed in the bibliography sequence:

@misc{VDI3478-Sheet.2008,
    author = {{VDI 3478 - Part 2}},
    title = {VDI - 3478 Part 2 - Biological waste gas purification. Biological trickle bed-reactors},
    series = {VDI-Guidelines},
    language = {german, english},
    publisher = {Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.\thinspace V.},
    date = {2008},
    type = {Technical advise},
    keywords = {Standards},
}

My corresponding BibLaTeX-options:

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

How can I force BibLaTeX to also print the publisher when using @misc entry type?

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  • Can't you replace "publisher" by "howpublished" or "note" or something supported there? I suppose that if there is a publisher another type of entry would be better for your reference... – koleygr Jan 14 '19 at 18:35
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A look at §2.1.1 (Entry Types) Regular Types of the biblatex documentation reveals that the known fields for @misc are

Required fields: author/editor, title, year/date

Optional fields: subtitle, titleaddon, language, howpublished, type, version, note, organization, location, month, addendum, pubstate, doi, eprint, eprintclass, eprinttype, url, urldate

That means that @misc does not support publisher, but you can use the functionally equivalent organization here.

@misc{VDI3478-Sheet.2008,
  author       = {{VDI 3478 -- Part 2}},
  title        = {VDI -- 3478 Part 2 -- Biological waste gas purification. Biological trickle bed-reactors},
  series       = {VDI-Guidelines},
  language     = {german and english},
  organization = {Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.\thinspace V.},
  date         = {2008},
  type         = {Technical advice},% advice or advise?
}

Note that biblatex knows a dedicated type for standards and norms (@standard), but this type is usually handled as an alias for @misc. Still, if you cite several standards it might be worth checking out, see for example How to cite a standard (ISO, etc.) in BibLaTeX?.

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