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Citation and reference management — collect, organize, search bibliographic information.

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JabRef overview

JabRef is an open-source, cross-platform citation and reference management tool.

Stay on top of your literature: JabRef helps you to collect and organize sources, find the paper you need and discover the latest research.

Features:
Collect
  • Search across many online scientific catalogues like CiteSeer, CrossRef, Google Scholar, IEEEXplore, INSPIRE-HEP, Medline PubMed, MathSciNet, Springer, arXiv, and zbMATH
  • Import options for over 15 reference formats
  • Easily retrieve and link full-text articles
  • Fetch complete bibliographic information based on ISBN, DOI, PubMed-ID and arXiv-ID
  • Extract metadata from PDFs
  • Import new references directly from the browser with one click using the official browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Vivaldi
Organize
  • Group your research into hierarchical collections and organize research items based on keywords/tags, search terms or your manual assignments
  • Advanced search and filter features
  • Complete and fix bibliographic data by comparing with curated online catalogs such as Google Scholar, Springer or MathSciNet
  • Customizable citation key generator
  • Customize and add new metadata fields or reference types
  • Find and merge duplicates
  • Attach related documents: 20 different kinds of documents supported out of the box, completely customizable and extendable
  • Automatically rename and move associated documents according to customizable rules
  • Keep track of what you read: ranking, priority, printed, quality-assured
Cite
  • Native BibTeX and Biblatex support
  • Cite-as-you-write functionality for external applications such as Emacs, Kile, LyX, Texmaker, TeXstudio, Vim and WinEdt.
  • Format references using one of thousands of built-in citation styles or create your own style
  • Support for Word and LibreOffice/OpenOffice for inserting and formatting citations
Share
  • Many built-in export options or create your export format
  • Library is saved as a simple text file, and thus it is easy to share with others via Dropbox and is version-control friendly
  • Work in a team: sync the contents of your library via a SQL database

What’s new in version 5.12

Updated on Dec 26 2023

Added
  • We added a scite.ai tab in the entry editor that retrieves 'Smart Citation' tallies for citations that have a DOI. koppor#375
  • We added a dropdown menu to let users change the reference library during AUX file import. #10472
  • We added a button to let users reset the cite command to the default value. #10569
  • We added the option to use System Preference for Light/Dark Theme #8729.
  • We added scholar.archive.org as a new fetcher. #10498
  • We integrated predatory journal checking as part of the Integrity Checker based on the check-bib-for-predatory. koppor#348
  • We added a 'More options' section in the main table right click menu opening the preferences dialog. #9432
  • When creating a new group, it inherits the icon of the parent group. #10521
Changed
  • We moved the location of the 'Open only one instance of JabRef' preference option from "Network" to "General". #9306
  • The two previews in the change resolver dialog now have their scrollbars synchronized. #9576.
  • We changed the setting of the keyword separator to accept a single character only. #177
  • We replaced "SearchAll" in Web Search by "Search Selected". #10556
  • Short DOI formatter now checks, if the value is already formatted. If so, it returns the value instead of calling the ShortDOIService again. #10589
  • We upgraded to JavaFX 21.0.1. As a consequence JabRef requires now macOS 11 or later and GTK 3.8 or later on Linux 10627.
  • A user-specific comment fields is not enabled by default, but can be enabled using the "Add" button. #10424
  • We upgraded to Lucene 9.9 for the fulltext search. The search index will be rebuild. #10686
  • When using "Copy..." -> "Copy citation key", the delimiter configured at "Push applications" is respected. #10707
Fixed
  • We fixed an issue where the added protected term has unwanted leading and trailing whitespaces, where the formatted text has unwanted empty brackets and where the word at the cursor in the textbox can be added to the list. #10415
  • We fixed an issue where in the merge dialog the file field of entries was not correctly merged when the first and second entry both contained values inside the file field. #10572
  • We fixed some small inconsistencies in the user interface. #10507 #10458 #10660
  • We fixed the issue where the Hayagriva YAML exporter would not include a parent field for the publisher/series. #10596
  • We fixed issues in the external file type dialog w.r.t. duplicate entries in the case of a language switch. #10271
  • We fixed an issue where the right-click action "Copy cite..." did not respect the configured citation command under "External Programs" -> "Push Applications" #10615
Removed
  • We removed duplicate filtering and sorting operations in the MainTable when editing BibEntries. #10619
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Information

License

Free

Size

212.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.jabref.org/

Downloads

22890

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bws2
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Sep 3 2013
2.9.2
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Sep 3 2013
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Version: 2.9.2
Using OS 10.8.4 on an iMac and a MacbookPro with Safari 6.0.5 I have repeatedly downloaded JabRef 2.9.2, and 2.9, from MacUpdate and from SourceForge, and always when I try to run it gives the message that it is damaged and must be trashed. I am sure that if I could run it I could give a good rating, but I cannot run it.
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Sep 4 2023
5.10
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Sep 4 2023
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Nov 4 2011
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