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JabRef - graphical frontend to manage BibTeX databases




JabRef is a graphical Java application for editing bibtex (.bib) databases. JabRef lets you organize your entries into overlapping logical groups, and with a single click limit your view to a single group or an intersection or union of several groups. You can customize the entry information shown in the main window, and sort by any of the standard Bibtex fields. JabRef can autogenerate bibtex keys for your entries. JabRef also lets you easily link to PDF or web sources for your reference entries.
JabRef can import from and export to several formats, and you can customize export filters. JabRef can be run as a command line application to convert from any import format to any export format.


Subdatabase from AUX: file[.aux],new[.bib]
Automatically set file links
Do not open any files at startup
Reset preferences (key1,key2,... or 'all')
Show debug level messages
Run fetcher, e.g. "--fetch=Medline:cancer"
Regenerate all keys for the entries in a BibTeX file
Display help on command line options
Import file: filename[,import format]
Import to open tab
[field]searchTerm,outputFile: file[,exportFormat]
No GUI. Only process command line options.
Output or export file: filename[,export format]
Import preferences from file
Display version
Export preferences to file

Available import formats:

: bibtex
: bibtexml
: biblioscape
: cpc
: inspec
: isi
: msbib
: medline
: medlineplain
: ovid
: pdfcontent
: repecnep
: ris
: refer
: silverplatter

: xmp

: textcitations

Available export formats: MSBib, bibordf, bibtexml, din1505, docbook, endnote, harvard, html, iso690rtf, iso690txt, listrefs, misq, mods, ods, oocalc, oocsv, ris, simplehtml, tablerefs, tablerefsabsbib


Export a selection of references:


This program is a shell script wrapper based on java-wrappers(7). You therefore benefit from several features; please see the java-wrappers(7) manual page for more information about them.


the included help and commandline help: jabref -h

December 2016 JabRef 3.6