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

  • JabRef 5.9 Release
    on 8. January 2023

    Happy New Year to everyone! We are publishing version 5.9 of JabRef! What a surprise! The decision to release JabRef 5.9 so soon after JabRef 5.8, was taken, because some regressions have been found (and fixed) that seemed to be annoying enough to […]

  • 🎄 JabRef 5.8 Release 🎄
    on 18. December 2022

    We are proud to announce the release of version 5.8 of our favorite citation manager JabRef, just in time for the holidays! And a huge welcome to @ThiloTe in our team of maintainers and as the new community manager! Notable Changes and New Features […]