I want to have a bibliography style in latex like that:

[Ein05] Eɪɴsᴛᴇɪɴ, A. (1905). Title. Publisher. etc

Important points:

  • abbreviation, last name of author in small caps, then only first letter of first name, year in brackets directly behind author

I am working with Bibtex and I don't know anything about Biblatex or Biber. Is there any bibliography-style which does this?

  • You say that you are using BibTeX and that you know nothing about biblatex and Biber, and you have tagged your question with both biblatex and BibTeX. Would you be OK with a biblatex answer or do you want a BibTeX solution?
    – moewe
    Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 20:50
  • Small caps for authors'names is typical of a French style.
    – Bernard
    Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 21:16
  • I am okay with a biblatex solution only if it is understandable for me. I never worked with that. So if I know what exactly is to do I'm okay with that.
    – lemontree
    Commented Jul 4, 2019 at 0:47

1 Answer 1


It is fairly straightforward to obtain an alphabetic style with family name in small caps and given name initials with biblatex. It is slightly trickier to get the year directly after the name, that is a feature of the authoryear styles. So we first load the authoryear styles and then use that the alphabetic style only overwrites definitions that don't concern the year.


  citestyle=alphabetic, bibstyle=authoryear, sorting=anyt,







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.

If you haven't worked with biblatex before I suggest you have a look at What to do to switch to biblatex?, bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib and biblatex in a nutshell (for beginners).

You will have to run Biber on the document instead of BibTeX, see Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations for help with that (and Question mark or bold citation key instead of citation number for general hints about BibTeX and Biber).

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