I use BibTeX and biblatex to create a bibliography. In my BibTeX database I define a @inbook reference with author, title, year and booktitle. Now the problem is that the reference is rendered as:

Author (year): “Title”. In: BookTitle.

I need to remove the quotes around the title.

I already have a custom cite style file with some other definitions, but I did not find where to remove these quotes.


1 Answer 1


The default definitions for this are in biblatex.def. In your case, they are:


So you can add the following to your own .tex file (or to a biblatex.cfg):


The first removes the quotation marks from your citations; the second from the bibliography.


  author =   {Author, A.},
  booktitle =    {Main Title of Book},
  title =    {InBook Title without Quotation Marks},   
  publisher =    {The Publisher},
  date =     3000,
  location =     {CityPlace},
  pages =    {63--90},
  author =   {Author, A.},
  title =    {Title of Article},
  journal =      {Journal Title},   
  volume =       {50},
  number =       {3},
  date =     3000,
  pages =    {63--90},






  • Thanks. Works perfectly! (I cannot upvote you because of my low reputation)
    – Nicholas
    Jan 16, 2013 at 16:59
  • @Nicholas -- glad it worked!
    – jon
    Jan 16, 2013 at 17:25

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