JabRef LogoJabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. It should work equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

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.

From within JabRef Medline, CiteseerX, Google Scholar, IEEEXplore, and arXiv can be searched.




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News from JabRef

  • JabCon 2022
    on 5. September 2022

    From Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5, 2022 the annual JabCon took place in Stuttgart, Germany, where the majority of the JabRef maintainers and some members of our non-profit organization JabRef e.V. met in person and worked together to […]

  • GSOC22 — Implement a Three Way Merge UI for merging BibTeX entries
    on 13. August 2022

    Hi there! This is Houssem. I’m the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) student for this year. In this article, I’ll talk about new features and functionalities that I worked on as part of my GSoC project.