I'm using the authoryear style with biber backend for biblatex.

I need the following formatting for my bibliography:

  • I want @book titles to be in italic.
  • I want @article titles, @thesis titles and @misc titles to be printed in regular font without quotation marks.

Right now, book titles are printed as I want them in italic. However:

  • @misc titles are printed in italic
  • @article and @thesis titles are printed in regular font, but with quotation marks.

How do I remove the quotation marks, and how do I get the @misc titles to be italic?

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    This question seems to be very similar to tex.stackexchange.com/q/595930/35864. If this is just an accidental double post, you may want to delete on of the two questions to avoid confusion. If there is a substantial difference between the two questions, it would be great if you could highlight it more.
    – moewe
    May 6, 2021 at 11:56
  • Just in case the other question gets deleted, here is a copy of the comment I left over there. tex.stackexchange.com/q/462133/35864 might be able to help you. If that does not help you, please show us what you tried and how it did not work for you in a short example document (along with example .bib entries if requires), an MWE (tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/228/35864).
    – moewe
    May 6, 2021 at 11:57

1 Answer 1


So to rephrase the question you are wondering how to do to change a document like



I refer to a book \autocite{nussbaum},
an article \autocite{moore},
a thesis \autocite{loh},
but no misc.



so that it doesn't put quotation marks around the titles of the book and the thesis. (You also explicitly mention miscs, but as far as I understand they are already as you want them to be.)

Answer: Put these two lines in the preamble:


Then you get this:

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  • (The reason I didn't include a @misc is simply that there is no @misc in biblatex-examples.bib.)
    – pst
    May 6, 2021 at 14:39
  • Thank you for this answer! It helped. May 6, 2021 at 16:31

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