Two questions remain while I try to finish my dissertation. I hope all you experts can help me quickly:

  • I use the following setup for biblatex:

    \usepackage[backend=bibtex,bibstyle=authortitle,firstinits,terseinits,citestyle=authoryear]{biblatex} %

    and have noticed that when I have a year entry for an article, it appears in the bibliography in parentheses, whereas when I have a book, or misc, or patent entry, it does not. How can I get rid of the parentheses in the article references?

  • How do I properly add a footcite to the caption of an image? I tried the following:

     \caption{Caption goes here \protect\footnotemark }

When a floating image is moved to a new page, the footnote remains on the old page however. Have any of you an idea on how to footcite properly inside a caption?

Thanks for all your help, you guys rock!

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    You shouldn't ask more than one question at a time. For issues 1 and 3 have a look at the biblatex manual (hint for 1: options citestyle and bibstyle). For issue 2 see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/19105/…. Issue 5 is not about biblatex. Consider to edit your question so that only issue 4 remains (and perhaps add an example). – lockstep Aug 7 '12 at 9:32
  • hi, thanks for the infos, that already helped a lot! – L3fos Aug 7 '12 at 10:53

I'm not sure if this has come up before -- you need to redefine the issue+date bibmacro (which is used by the @article driver).



  \setunit{\addcomma\space}% NEW
%  \printtext[parens]{% DELETED
%       \usebibmacro{date}}}% DELETED
       \usebibmacro{date}}% NEW


  hyphenation = {english},
  author = {Blinder, Alan S.},
  year = {1974},
  title = {The economics of brushing teeth},
  journaltitle = {Journal of Political Economy},
  volume = {82},
  number = {4},
  pages = {887--891},
  hyphenation = {ngerman},
  author = {Kopka, Helmut and Daly, Patrick W.},
  year = {2004},
  title = {Guide to \LaTeX},
  edition = {4},
  location = {Boston},
  publisher = {Addison-Wesley},






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The positioning of footnotes related to floats is a tricky issue; have, e.g., a look at \footnotetext on different page from \footnotemark.

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