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Sorting option Bibliography First Author then Year

Postby Gaullum » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:54 am

Dear all,

I'm a biologist and not very experienced with LaTeX. I decided anyway to write my thesis in LaTeX, instead of Word, for obvious reasons.

I was quite satisfied with the result except for one little detail. As a biologist, I'm used to sort my bibliography using the first author name, followed by the year, and then followed by the names of other authors.

For example:

1) A. Anderson, J. Smith, R. Ford (1975)
2) A. Anderson, G. Conway (1987)
3) J. Smith, R. Ford, A. Anderson (1980)

The problem arose when I had several articles with the same first author. Using the authoryear sorting option, my bibliography was sorted using the name of the first author, then the second author, ... and only after that the year.

Example:
1) A. Anderson, G. Conway (1987)
2) A. Anderson, J. Smith, R. Ford (1975)
3) J. Smith, R. Ford, A. Anderson (1980)

I could not find an easy way to modify this parameter, and I would like to know if there is a sorting option (like "firstauthoryear") allowing for this specific sorting order. If not, do you know where I could ask for this option to be included in the sorting options of biber?

I think that this is an important option for biologist users, in particular those who are reluctant to use it since it is less "easy" than word/endnote to use.

Hope you can help me.

Best

G.

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:56 pm

I really like to help you, but you did not provide a minimal document to test possible solutions. Right now, i can only send you to the biblatex documentation, section C.
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Gaullum
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Postby Gaullum » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:31 pm

Hi,

attached is a minimal document describing my problem (together with the corresponding .bib bibliography file).

Thank you very much for your help

G.
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