Bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.
- Free • Open Source
- Research Manager
- Google Chrome
- Vivaldi Browser
- Microsoft Edge
What is JabRef?
The efficient way to collect, organize & discover
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 Import new references directly from the web browser with one click using the official browser extension Get now:
Complete and improve bibliographic data by comparing with curated online catalogues such as Google Scholar, Springer or MathSciNet Automatically rename and move associated files according to customizable rules Customize and add new metadata fields or reference types
Group your research into hierarchical collections Organize articles based on keywords, tags, search terms or your manual assignments Advanced search and filter features Keep track of what you read: ranking, priority, printed, quality-assured
Native BibTeX and BibLaTeX support, perfect for text-based typesetting systems such as LaTeX and Markdown. Cite-as-you-write functionality for external applications such as Emacs, Kile, LyX, Texmaker, TeXstudio, Vim and WinEdt. Format references in one of the many thousand built-in citation styles or create your style Support for Word and LibreOffice/OpenOffice for inserting and formatting citations
Comments and Reviews
- Research Manager
JabRef is wonderful, if you are looking for tool to use for writing, as well as organizing your entire library of academic research articles. Supports direct import of entry attributes based on doi, ISBN, as well as other identifiers. The customizability of the environment is great and offers a lot to any academic, including undergraduates. On the other hand, the Java based environment has been growing over time, becoming fairly resource demanding, which makes it slower than would be desired. Occasionally, a glitch occurs, but never anything that wouldn't be fixed in the standard "turn it off and on again" approach.
Free and open-source reference manager that works flawlessly. I really like the browser extension which makes importing new documents very easy.
JabRef has extensions which add to its functionality, including integration with Microsoft Word, if you so desire.