really really new to LaTeX, I must admit.

I was wondering if is it possible to customize a biblatex style since I looked and looked but none matches the one required by my university.

Briefly (an @article here as an example)

this is what I get with authortitle: Smith, J. “Article Title”. In:Journal Name(1999), pp. 1-10

this is what I need: J. Smith, Article Title in Journal Name, 1999, pp. 1-10

To sum up the differences: No quotation marks, no parentheses, no colon and possibly inverted order in the name.

thanks everybody in advance

  • Hi, welcome to TeX.SE! This is possible, yes, but (in my admittedly limited) experience often difficult. My suggestion would be to find a style that closely matches what your university requires, and then inquire whether using that one would be acceptable. In my experience, many professors don't mind. Generally, also see tex.stackexchange.com/q/67248/158639 , BTW.
    – chsk
    Mar 28, 2021 at 20:44

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One example of one particular @article entry is by far not enough to implement a complete bibliography style with biblatex, but the following can be a start.

The code is based on ext-authortitle from my biblatex-ext bundle (because that makes a few modifications easier). Most commands below should have fairly self-explanatory names (you can also look up most things in the biblatex documentation or the biblatex-ext documentation), but I'll be happy to answer any questions in the comments.










Lorem \autocite{sigfridsson}


E. Sigfridsson and U. Ryde Comparison of methods for deriving atomic charges from the electrostatic potential and moments in Journal of Computational Chemistry 19.4, 1998, pp. 377–395, doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-987X(199803)19:4<377::AID-JCC1>3.0.CO;2-P.

  • Thank you so much for your kind and precious help!! I will study how to use this fantastic extension bundle of yours so, hopefully, I won't bother anymore. I'm sorry for my example being poor, I can provide further examples if it is helpful in any way!
    – pigna89
    Mar 29, 2021 at 9:48

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