# How to customize bibliography to a specific style/format using biblatex?

I have been asked to change my bibliography style to something like this:

T. M. Doe and A. Smith. Classification of molecular devices. Anal. Chem., 10, 1-8, (2018).

So: abbreviated first names before last name, article title, abbreviated and italicized journal names, bold volume numbers, page numbers, and year in parentheses.

I am only somewhat familiar with latex and biblatex in general. I've tried looking through the existing styles, and none seem to exactly match. Is there a style that does match? If not, is there a way to customize the format?

• You have tools in biblatex, and the xpatch package has commands to patch bib macros or bib drivers. – Bernard Jan 10 at 15:29

You could start with the phys bibliography style and adjust the title, journal and punctuation.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[backend = biber, style = phys]{biblatex}
\DeclareFieldFormat[article]{title}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat[article]{journaltitle}{\mkbibitalic{#1}}

\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{references.bib}
@article{Rueda_2014,
author  = {Doe, T M and Smith, A},
title   = {Classification of molecular devices},
journal = {Anal. Chem.},
volume  = {10},
pages   = {1-8},
year    = {2018}
}
\end{filecontents}