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JabRef is an open source, cross platform bibliography reference manager written in Java 6


JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.6 or newer), and should work equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

BibTeX is an application and a bibliography file format written by Oren Patashnik and Leslie Lamport for the LaTeX document preparation system. General information can be found on the official BibTeX homepage.

Bibliographies generated by LaTeX and BibTeX from a BibTeX file can be formatted to suit any reference list specifications through the use of different BibTeX style files. We support the LaTeX bibliography style database initiative to build a searchable database of BibTeX style files, organized by journal names.

You can run JabRef instantly with Java Web Start now.

    Advanced BibTeX editor
    Detailed editing of BibTeX entries.
    Search functions
    Search a pattern in the whole bibliography.
    Classification of entries
    You can group entries explicitly, by keywords or any other fields.
    Import of various formats
    BibTeXML, CSA, Refer/Endnote, ISI Web of Science, SilverPlatter, Medline/Pubmed (xml), Scifinder, OVID, INSPEC, Biblioscape, Sixpack, JStor and RIS.
    Built-in and custom export formats
    HTML, Docbook, BibTeXML, MODS, RTF, Refer/Endnote and
    Customization of BibTeX fields
    You can add your own fields to any BibTeX entry type.
    Customization of the JabRef interface
    Fonts, displayed fields, etc.
    Integrates to your environment
    Launch external applications: PDF/PS viewers, web browser, insert citations into LyX, Kile, LatexEDitor, Emacs, Vim and WinEdt
    Automatic Key generation
    BibTeX keys can be automatically generated in a customizable way from document data, e.g. using author names, title and year.
    Search Medline, CiteseerX, Google Scholar, IEEEXplore, and arXiv
    Entries can be searched in external databases and BibTeX entries can be fetched from there
    Support for XMP Metadata in PDFs
    Improve the workflow of sharing PDFs and bibliography information
    JabRef menus and dialog boxes are translated into Chinese (simplified), Danish, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Turkish and Vietnamese.
    Plugin functionality
    Please see our resources page for details.