A latex bibliography style I like (Nature style in biblatex)

This isn’t really a specific question, but I needed to make a bibliography in latex with the following requirements:

  • The citations take up as little space as possible, so should probably be superscript
  • The citations should be correctly grouped (i.e. 1-3, 6 not 6, 2, 3, 1)
  • The bibliography can take up any amount of space
  • The citations should be linked to their bibliography entry (i.e. hyperref compatible)
  • bib entries contain unicode characters
  • I want the entries to look like the Elsevier standard, though Nature is also fine
  • I want DOIs, properly displayed and hyperlinked, not monospaced

The style=nature option supplied to biblatex in the preamble (see http://ctan.org/pkg/biblatex-nature) achieves most of this but you don’t get DOIs, there seemed to be some problems with unicode characters (particularly Polish names, see http://www.terminally-incoherent.com/blog/reference/latex-reference/) and there were some problems displaying URLs well

Rather than trying to hack together a biblatex.cfg based on the nature style which I didn’t understand/couldn’t be bothered to read through I instead was able to use a standard biblatex style with some options when loading the package:

maxnames = 5,

This gets pretty close, but I also needed to use the following biblatex.cfg (create this file in the same directory as the .tex file):

% Number in parenthesis
%  \setunit*{\addcomma\space}% NEW
%  \setunit*{\adddot}% DELETED
%  \setunit*{\addcomma\space}% NEW

% Field formats for the bibliography environment (get rid of square brackets)

%Get rid of in:

%Get rid of pp.

%Make volume number emboldened

%Journal name in non-italics

%No quotes around article name

%Bibliography in smaller font size, and unjustified

%Hyperlinks in serif font

%DOI lower case, normal font

%Colon after author names

Which got me what I wanted:



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