I'm using BibLaTeX with the phys style for my bibliography. The biblatex-phys documentation states:

Note that DOI values are printed for journal articles with no pages given, even if the doi option is false.

This is exactly the behaviour I want: print the DOI only when it's needed. However, it doesn't appear to work:

Test. \cite{spaeth_circular_2019,jollans_explosive_2019}


gives (bib file below)

Result of code sample

No DOI, no pages, on the first reference.

Adding the option doi=true gives the expected result (DOIs everywhere).

How do I fix this to get the documented behaviour?

The file test.bib:

    title = {Explosive, oscillatory, and Leidenfrost boiling at the nanoscale},
    volume = {99},
    url = {https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.99.063110},
    doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.99.063110},
    pages = {063110},
    number = {6},
    journaltitle = {Physical Review E},
    shortjournal = {Phys. Rev. E},
    author = {Jollans, Thomas and Orrit, Michel},
    urldate = {2019-09-21},
    date = {2019-06-27},

    title = {Circular Dichroism Measurement of Single Metal Nanoparticles Using Photothermal Imaging},
    issn = {1530-6984},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b03853},
    doi = {10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b03853},
    journaltitle = {Nano Letters},
    shortjournal = {Nano Lett.},
    author = {Spaeth, Patrick and Adhikari, Subhasis and Le, Laurent and Jollans, Thomas and Pud, Sergii and Albrecht, Wiebke and Bauer, Thomas and Caldarola, Martín and Kuipers, L. and Orrit, Michel},
    urldate = {2019-12-03},
    date = {2019-12-02},
  • Looks like a mess-up on my part: I'll fix.
    – Joseph Wright
    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:20

1 Answer 1


For the present, add


after loading biblatex. I'll fix this later today in the release.

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