My codes are:

\documentclass[12pt, letter, twoside]{article}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Bibliography (References)
\usepackage[backend=biber, style=authoryear, cytestyle=authoryear, sorting=nyt]{biblatex}

\addbibresource{references.bib} %Imports bibliography file


\cite{acemoglu} argues that inclusive political institutions are crucial for economic development.

\printbibliography[heading=subbibintoc, type=article, title={References}]


In my bibliography file "references.bib", there exists a literature recorded in standard bibtex syntax that indicates its citation in text as "acemoglu". I want the citation in text to look like "Acemoglu (2012) argues that....", but LaTeX gives me "Acemoglu 2012 argues that ....". I don't think that the latter is an appropriate format for a paper. So, I wonder if there is a way to fix it with biblatex.

1 Answer 1


According to the biblatex manual \cite produces a citation without parenthesis. When the authors/editors are meant to flow in the text, the command is \textcite (if the natbib compatibility option is enabled, \citet is available).

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