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biblatex: Abbreviated author names?

When using biblatex, how can you obtain abbreviated first names for authors in the bibliography (i.e. like the abbrv bibtex)? I've been trying to look everywhere in the manual, but so far no luck.
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Biblatex: first names in text only for some sources - why?

I have a rather complex document using the biblatex style apa. For some sources that I cite first names appear (which I don't want, according to the APA guidelines), such as in: \autocite{...
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Biblatex authoryear style & giveninits options - conflicting options warning

I want to use initials in authoryear style instead of full given names. I tried: \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear,hyperref=true,giveninits]{biblatex} It works properly but produces the ...
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Cite only first author surname with biblatex

I'm trying to use ShareLatex with biblatex citing package, however, I'm not able to produce the citing using only the first author surname in the citations. The minimal example is as follows: \...
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Firstname initial and numeric style citing

When using numeric style the \citet{key} command outputs Lastname [n]. I'd like this to output Lastname F. [n] where F is a Firstname initial. p.s. Here is MWE code \documentclass[a4paper]{article}...
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Literature with Biber generates strange citations: firstnames appear erratically

I had been using bibtex and then biblatex for quite some time. For the newest edition of my book I moved to biber. I happened t notice that firstnames are sometimes generated and sometimes not. Has ...
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Cite paper with 2 authors with the same surname as “Surname and Surname”, not “A. Surname and B. Surname” [duplicate]

I am writing a document where I need to cite a paper by two authors who share a surname (they are, in fact, married). Biblatex is currently introducing their initials in the citation, but astronomy ...
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Customise authoryear or write a new style? [duplicate]

I'm currently finishing up my thesis and have some troubles getting the citation style I want. I tried to customise the authoryear style in biblatex but it's my first time using latex so I can't seem ...
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Brothers as authors - Biblatex does not format correctly [duplicate]

so for my academic paper I have one book to cite from which is written by brothers (P. Hüwe & S. Hüwe). The citation style my university wants is for to authors to be diveded by a slash: (Hüwe/...
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Remove name disambiguation from biber [duplicate]

I have the problem shown here Using biber, sometimes I get citation like "Markus J (2016)" and sometimes "Markus JG (2015)". The two are the same author, but in the .bib file sometimes there is just ...
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Changing reference style in biblatex

\documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[style=authoryear-icomp, natbib=true, url=false, doi=false, isbn=false, backend=biber, ...
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Show only surnames in citations with biblatex

I'm working on a thesis and decided to use biblatex for citation and reference. I use Jabref to organize the .bib file and implemented it into my document in the following way: \usepackage[backend=...
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Cite multiple authors with same surname using Biblatex' numeric style

I would like to cite multiple authors with the same surname, such that calling \textcite{<key>} prints the author's initials if the surname is ambiguous i.e. in the minimum working example % !...
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Biber prints first letter of prename [duplicate]

I use biber for citations as follows: \usepackage[ backend=biber, style=authoryear, natbib=true, url=false, doi=false, eprint=false, maxbibnames=99 ]{biblatex} \...
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Stop full name of second author when using \cite{} [duplicate]

I am trying to cite an article with two authors. The maximum amount of names to two: \usepackage[backend=biber, style=authoryear, maxcitenames=2, sorting=nyt, maxbibnames =99, hyperref=true, ...
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Biblatex doesn't always operate the bib-options correctly [duplicate]

Most of my citations are printed correctly (as I wished) in the pdf Version. But for 2 out of 60 citations, the initials of the first author are also printed. So, intead of Sun et al. 2000, I get Y. ...
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Biblatex, authoryear, and first name abbreviations in citations [duplicate]

Here is an MWE: \documentclass{article} % \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear]{biblatex} % \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @Book{pollis-schwab79a, editor = ...
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First name appears in text-citations at specific circumstances [duplicate]

Now, I stuck at a specific trouble and would like to ask you about this. I am using Biblatex and Biber for citations and generate citations in the text via \cite{} or \citep{}. This works perfectly, ...
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Remove author first name from citations [duplicate]

I'm currently writing my PhD thesis in sharelatex and have come across an issue with my citations. I cannot figure out how to remove the first name of the authors from the citations. \usepackage[...
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Cite authors with same last but different first names [duplicate]

I want to cite the following Paper: http://cjp.sagepub.com/content/20/3/310.abstract Authors are: Carter, David L Carter, Jeremy G How can I get LaTex to cite Carter and Carter 2009 instead of D.l. ...
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One of my cites shows with first name initial for some reason? [duplicate]

My cites are showing Surname, year as expected.. Except this one: @article{wang2013genome, title={Genome-wide transcript analysis of early maize leaf development reveals gene cohorts associated ...
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(Weird) Author first name become author second name and incorrect [duplicate]

I found it a bit weird, where author second name appear in indirect cite. Incorrect, when added in This is correct, but adding this will make second name appear all J. Hollandet al. (1998) @article{...
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Biblatex ignores maxcitenames and also problem with biblography I want to have it ordered alphabetically by first name and not last names

I am having problems with maxcitename=1, sometimes latex cites just the first author, but sometimes it cites 3 authors. Seems completly random, but i may only cite one author in the text and if there ...
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Conflict options (Package biblatex Warning)

I facing this compile warning: Package biblatex Waning: Conflicting options. main.tex, line 82 '<namepart>inits' conflicts with 'uniquename=full'. Setting 'uniquename=init' on input ...
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Citing two authors/Journals: Issue(Number)

A while back, this customized Bib-style has been craftet for me on this platform and it has been working great ever since. Now, I have to change it up a little bit but don't know how: Whenever I'm ...
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How not to get first names (neither full nor abbreviations) in in-text citations? [duplicate]

I need to conform my citations with the format my lecturer wants. I was told to never have the first names in an in-text citation. In case there are several authors with the same last name, they ...
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Citation adding a random full stop? Lyx & Bibtex [duplicate]

To preface I am a complete beginner using lyx to finish my thesis so please be patient with me. I am using bibtex to place my references and then connecting this to my lyx file. Take for example the ...
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biblatex citation includes given name, how can I get rid of it? [duplicate]

I have following literature in my .bib file: @inproceedings{lang2017earth, title={Earth observation for humanitarian assistance}, author={Lang, Stefan and Schoepfer, Elisabeth and Zeil, Peter and ...
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Biblatex displaying second author as first initial + last name for Chinese authors only? [duplicate]

Quite puzzled by what is going on. Biblatex consistently displays the second author as first initial + last name, but seems to do this for Chinese authors only. Which does not seem possible or ...
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biblatex: omit initials, display only lastname when citing single author [duplicate]

I'm using biblatex with biber and want the following format for citing literature: Lastname, Title This is exactly what I get for Fielding.2000 (see below). My problem is that Mitchell.1997 is cited ...

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