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JabRef is a graphical frontend to manage BibTeX databases, the standard LaTeX bibliography reference format. JabRef is build to be platform independant (requires Java 1.4.2 or newer). It merges and extends the functionalities of BibKeeper (Morten O. Alver) and JBibtexManager (Nizar Batada).

What's New

Version 2.11b4:
  • Add of Persian localization
  • Backport from 2.80: Fixes #115: Remove whitespaces in serialization
  • Backport from 2.80: Fixes bug 1297: No console message on closing.
  • Backport from 2.80: Fixes bug 1290: Spanish localization was not displayed correctly.
  • Backport from 2.80: Fixes #144: Unreadable text in Russian installer
  • Fix for bugs 1221 and more...


  • OS X 10.7.3 or later
  • Java 1.7 or later
  • See Related Links for support for OS X 10.4 and 32-bit processors

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Date 11 Sep 2015
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