JabRef is an open source cross-platform bibliography reference manager that uses the BibTeX file format.

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Jabref search for file to download may trigger spider warning, can it be toned down [on hold]

Using jabref 3.2 - when I 'link' a pdf file to the jabref entry, if I do not have the matched pdf file on my computer then automatically switches over to a web search to find and pull down a version ...
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Is there a way to have line breaks between keywords in JabRef?

Recently shifted to JabRef v 3.2, and am loving it so far, but for one issue. The keywords are very hard to read if there are a lot of them, and especially if they have similar words. Is there a way ...
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No linking to PDF files since Jabref 3.2 upgrade

I have upgraded to Jabref 3.2 from a 2.* version. Since the upgrade, I cannot open the PDF file associated to the BibTeX key of an entry. When right clicking on an entry, "Open file" is disabled in ...
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Entries from JabRef do not show up in Lyx bibliography

There are no error messages when viewing the pdf. Adding references from the JabRef-bib files works. The problem is, those references do not have the selected citation style (author,year) but are ...
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Single LyX file with multiple bib file

I am writing my thesis in LyX. It's a collection with 3 separate .bib files with jab ref. I inserted the three bib file in three different places. But the pdf output seem to only use the first bib ...
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jabref web search stopped working [closed]

I've been using Jabref for a few months, I really like it; but suddenly the web search function doesn't work. Regardless of what search term I type in for Medline, I get a "no references found" ...
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Google Scholar Import - Jabref

I am a huge fan of Jabref - and Google Scholar. Using the Scholar search in Jabref gives however unsatisfactory results. I am not getting the URL/DOI information - nor the PDF automatically ...
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Anyone knows how to set the indentation of BibTeX in JabRef?

Anyone knows how to set the indentation of BibTeX in JabRef? I want it to look like this: So here the = signs are aligned How can I do that in JabRef. I've been playing with the options in JabRef ...
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How to get Key authors list from my references? [closed]

Currently I'm managing my thesis bibliography with JabRef and I want to know how to obtain key authors list and relations between them from all these references. I know that this can be accomplished ...
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Where can I find this bibliography style 2? [duplicate]

Any way someone can find this (article was published in 1986 Journal of Finance) ? Make it ? Or otherwise?
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Jabref: Not Adding month when importing?

So I use jabref--->Websearch: When importing articles its always leaving "Month" empty. (While the rest of the field are imported) How do I fix this?
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JabRef 3.2 and automatic formatting on save

I just upgraded JabRef from 2.10 to 3.2 on OS X 10.11. JabRef 2.10 automatically formatted the BibTeX file on save, which was the number one reason I used JabRef. JabRef 3.2 does not do it, and I ...
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Numerals to ordinals in JabRef jstyle layout file

I have created a .jstyle layout file for JabRef (I am using JabRef version 2.11.1) for formatting citations for the journal, Florida Entomologist (FL_Ent). Although the current (25 March 2015) ...
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import entry in jabref from command line

~>java -jar /Applications/JabRef.app/Contents/java/app/JabRef-3.2.jar -n --fetch=inspire:1602.00684 ~/Dropbox/JabCache.bib to get JabRef to add a new entry to my database file. The output ...
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\end{thebibliography} on bibtex bibliography of lyx document

(This may be a stupid question, but I'm new to this, and have tried to find the answer elsewhere to no avail.) When I try to update my lyx file using pdflatex after appending a BibTeX-generated ...
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How to include a shortened title for the pdf renaming utiltiy in jabref?

Jabref 2.10 includes a utility of "Clean up entries" for your bibtex references. Under the last option it is possible to automatically rename your PDFs given a "file name format pattern". The pattern ...
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Failing to import into JabRef 3.0

I am not able to import RIS and also BIB files into my JabRef database or a new database. When I try to import an RIS-file I get the message "Wrong file format". If I try to do so with drag and drop I ...
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Unable to install JabRef 3.1

I am currently using JabRef 2.11 as a reference manager. Unfortunately, something seems to have changed with the newly released Jabref 3.1. I cannot install it because it needs a Java Runtime ...
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Optional fields 2 in JabRef 3.1 are not configurable

Running JabRef 3.1 on MacOs X 10.11 in Biblatex mode The runner Optional fields 2 is empty. When trying to configure e.g. entry type Book, I can delete field names from either Required fields or ...
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How to automatically reverse the IEEE journal name in JabRef?

The journal name in the bib file downloaded from IEEE website is like 'Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on'. Is there a way to automatically reverse the IEEE journal name ...
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biber in tool mode: Specify data source when creating .bib file containing cited references

As this might turn out to be an XY problem, I will try to give as much additional information as possible. But to start with, my question is: Question (Y): How can I make biber (in tool mode) create ...
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How to display the referenced page? [duplicate]

I quoted a few pages of a book, pages 20-23, I use JabRef reference manager,How can I display the referenced page?
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Jabref (biblatex) to Excel (xml) [closed]

I would like to export my database with a lot of customized entry type from Jabref to Excel. I did not manage to open correctly csv files in Excel, but xml works great. Now, I want to choose the ...
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JabRef and Cyrillic citation

It is a similar question to this one. However, I already defined my file.bib as UTF-8 and also similar to this question but my biggest problem is that I must follow ABNT and my university's format. ...
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Problem with authors' name in Jabref [duplicate]

I'm working with bibliography in latex. I loaded the package biblatex (\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex}) in latex and used Jabref to create a bibliographic database. In Jabref, when I added a ...
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How to add a keyword to many entries simultaneously in JabRef?

I want to add a keyword to many entries simultaneously in JabRef. How can I do this? Selecting the entries and writing the keyword in the Keywords textbox of JabRef only adds the keyword to the first ...
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Bibtex error in TeXnicCenter [closed]

I have the following error when executing Build/BibTeX: Cannot find the main file. Please specify an existing main file. Some minutes ago it executed fine but with the error: I couldn't open file name ...
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Arabic references in Jabref

I use Jabref as my referencing manager. In the picture, one reference showed up correctly, while the other did not. In Jabref I modified the encoding to utf-8. So I was expecting all Arabic ...
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How to delete the unused Bibtex items in JabRef? [duplicate]

I'm writing the notes and using the software--JabRef v2.10 for managing the references. However, after revising my notes several times, I find that there are some unused Bibtex items. So how to ...
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Can JabRef order by date instead of year?

Today I noticed JabRef orders my library "wrong" when I ask it to sort all articles through time. This turned out to be understandable, since I ordered by the column called Year. However, I did not ...
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How to add a url access date of a website in BiblaTex using Jabref reference Manager?

I want to add a url access date of the website I accessed to my bibliography but only at the end (after the url). The MWE is as follows \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,numbers=noenddot]{scrartcl} ...
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Could Jabref create folder base on first author's name automately when adding some reference, just like bibdesk

Recently I use Jabref on windows. Is there any way to add subfold when I add paper to Jabref just like bibdesk on Mac using some format line to rename the file. Jabref also can rename the file but i ...
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Garbage symbols do not go away

I am working on a document, which I build, using TeXstudio (default compiler is pdflatex). For the automatic inclusion of bibliography, I am using natbib (have to use it, as there is a dependency on a ...
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Error from Package inputenc: Keyboard character used is undefined

I'm getting an error I cannot explain in my TeX-File. I thought it's because of the ü in a specific BibTeX-key but It seems like this is not the case. I'm using natbib with unsrtnat and the bib-File ...
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Reference manager and version control

Let us assume you are working on a document with a small group. Each member uses his/her favorite reference manager. You share the document and the bibtex file with a version control system (say git). ...
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How to remove `.tex.bak` and `.bib.bak` files to the subfolder automatically?

The .bak files are same to be useless. However, it will generate .tex.bak and .bib.bak files every time when I edit my .tex files by WinEdt and .bib by JabRef. So is there any way to remove .tex.bak ...
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Use of .bib JabRef Reference from TeXstudio

Jabref generates a .bib reference file. How can I use this in the TeXstudio?
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Error : (Input index file full.idx not found. Usage: makeindex ). I am using texstudio editor

I am using Texstudio editor. I am using Latex to write my thesis. I have had no problem in the past that Latex list the references in my thesis write-up successfully. Suddenly, when I added one more ...
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Is it possible to insert one row in the middle of the rows when arranging the references?

when editing my references manually in JabRef, I skipped one paper, if I insert this paper in the bottom of the list , it is not possible to replace it to it's correct place ?
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Problem with URLs in bibtex file when using new Thesis class/template [closed]

I am using a thesis template for my thesis write up using Lyx interface. For my bibliography, I use JabRef manager to produce .bib file. It works fine except for the entries which have URL values, ...
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Can I change how files are saved in BibDesk and JabRef?

I work on both Windows and OS X. On the Mac, I love BibDesk and how it displays keywords and linked files. On Windows, I use JabRef, which is nice but is not BibDesk. The main problem I have is how ...
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Jabref ordering Latex bibliography

I write the bibliography in Jabref using bibtexkey as a reference. When I call it in LaTeX using \cite{1}, in the PDF file I have [9]. The problem is that I can't arrange an order to the references. ...
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How to set JabRef to keep the bibtex key of imported duplicate bib item

JabRef version 2.10 I have two .bib files, they share some same items but with different BibTeX keys. For example: references.bib: @Article{Anderson_1991, Title = {Discussion: ...
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Jabref can use bibdesk filepointers?

I am wondering whether there is a way to use BibDesk's filepointers? It has been suggested here that JabRef might not see anything that is specific to BibDesk: Will JabRef affect my BibDesk BibTeX ...
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main.tex does not recognize changes in JabRef when creating footnotes or bibliography

I have linked my main.tex with my bibliography in JabRef using \addbibresource{Bibliography_Geoengineering.bib} However, if I change entries or bibtex keys in the JabRef file, my main.tex does not ...
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I use JabRef for ordering my refs but how to get Comma insted of dot

Following is produced by jabRef : @Article{Lewis1992a, Title = {An injector/amplifier double target configuration for the Ne-like Ge X-ray laser scheme}, Author ...
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Cyrillic with TexStudio and JabRef

I was not able with the help of Google to solve my problem yet. I have a reference from a Russian journal. That's why I entered the authors and journal title in cyrillic letters in JabRef. Now I run ...
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Norwegian letters in bibliography and article text

I'm trying to write an article in English with some Norwegian names in it, both in the article itself as well as in the bibliography (bibtex). Strangely, I don't get the display of the Norwegian ...
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Bibliography from JABREF adds hypelink i. How can I remove this

I have used Jabref to create my .bib file. If I place the .bib in my latex document, the letter i pops up after every reference. The letter i is actually a hyperlink, referring to the place I have ...
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Will JabRef affect my BibDesk BibTeX file?

I have a large bibliography with linked pdfs on my mac which I manage with BibDesk. It is on Google Drive and I want to open it in JabRef on my linux laptop. Will either of these managers affect ...