I use square brackets around my citations (/parencite) from the answer to Biblatex, author-year, square brackets. So now I have

[Doe 1995]

in text. But I would like to have

[Doe (1995)]

in text. The way the bibliography is should not change. It now is like this:

Doe, J. (1995), ...

How do I achieve this?

1 Answer 1


That's a lot of brackets and braces, but here we go. :-) I suggest to use Audrey's answer to the linked question and to add a redefinition of the cite bibmacro (namely, to add parentheses to the cite:labelyear+extrayear bibmacro).






%     \usebibmacro{cite:labelyear+extrayear}}% DELETED
     \printtext[parens]{\usebibmacro{cite:labelyear+extrayear}}}% ADDED



  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  author = {Buthor, B.},
  year = {2002},
  title = {Bravo},



Filler text \parencite[see][59--63]{A01}. \\
Filler text \parencite[see][\pno~59 \parentext{last paragraph}]{A01}. \\
Filler text \parencite[see][\pno~59 \brackettext{last paragraph}]{A01}. \\
\parentext{Filler text \parencite[see][\pno~59 \parentext{last paragraph}]{A01}.} \\
\brackettext{Filler text \parencite[see][\pno~59 \parentext{last paragraph}]{A01}.} \\
\citeauthor{A01} show that this is filler text \parencite*{A01}. \\
\textcite[see][\pno~59 \parentext{last paragraph}]{A01} show that this is filler text. \\
Filler text \autocite{A01}. \\
\citeauthor{A01} show that this is filler text \autocite*{A01}. \\
Filler text.\smartcite[\pno~59 \brackettext{last paragraph}]{A01}
Filler text.\footnote{More filler text \smartcite[see][\pno~59 \brackettext{last paragraph}]{A01}.} \\
\parencites{A01,B02} \\
\textcites{A01,B02} \\



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