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

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How to properly write multiple authors in bibtex file?

I use Jabref to store all articles I need and bibtex4word add-on (in MS Word) to maintain the reference list. So, I would like to know how to properly fill the "author" field in Jabref with multiple ...
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LaTeX doesn't recognize “et al.” in the Bibliography

I'm using Jabref to manage my Bibliography. Sometimes, I put directly: First Author et al. when adding the article author's name in Jabref. When compiling my .tex file, LaTeX doesn't recognize ...
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How do I cite laws or regulations in biblatex?

I am using JabRef to manage my bibliography. I have some laws that I need to cite, but I am unsure how to do this. In this particular case, I am citing a regulation, which is referenced by the law. ...
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Problem with generating Reference list (no bbl file generated?)

I am just starting with LaTeX so I am sure I have made a bunch of silly mistake on the way. But as of yesterday I am stuck with no solution. So here is a bit of background: Win7, installed MikeTex (...
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Improving a workflow for importing BibTeX citations

I am hoping to draw upon the expertise of other LaTeX/BibTeX user to help improve a common workflow of mine. Currently, I download and import BibTex citations from the likes of IEEE/Springer/...
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Is something wrong with @STRING processing between Jabref and biber?

I've just been revisiting bibliographies, and trying to manage them with Jabref. I seem to have found something wrong with @strings (or my understanding of them). In my pre-Jabref .bib file, I have: @...
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LyX and Jabref problem

I am using LyX 2.0.6 and Jabref 2.9. I am trying to incorporate my bibliography in Jabref into Lyx, however I get the following error message in JabRef: Verify that LyX is running and that the the ...
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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 have access to (or manage) bib files in MiKTeX?

I use Jabref to manage my bibliography database. I also use it with LyX and it's running well. But now I need to use it with MiKTeX and use TeXmaker as an editor. Using my MiKTeX settings I'm trying ...
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Jabref: can it export a subset of the bibliography in BibTeX format?

Jabref supports exporting the selected entries in different formats, but I wonder if it can actually export to BibTeX format. It is useful to select some of the references to create a smaller database ...
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How to generate a .bib file with citations in a TeXmaker project?

I am relatively new to LaTeX, so please bear with me, just started using it for my thesis. I am using JabRef to manage my citations and TeXmaker as the editor. I really don't know the workflow ...
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BibTeX non-hierarchical keywords (tagging) for classification

BibTeX entries exported from online databases such as IEEExplore have keyword fields containing information that was decided by the authors or editors. However, I want to define my own non-...
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Combined entry column Journaltitle/Booktitle in JabRef

In the JabRef entry table, I’d like to have a column that displays the journaltitle for an @article entry and the booktitle for an @incollection (etc.) entry, rather than having a separate column for ...
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Consolidate BibTeX crossrefs into new .bib file

I have three BibTeX files set up: main.bib, which contains all the main reference entries for papers. These use crossref to reference entries in... crossrefs.bib which contains all the details of ...
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Using jabref generated bibliography with lyx

I'm using a jabref generated bibliography in lyx according to the following instructions: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=477632 It works well, except for one type of error which I cannot ...
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Bibliography problem [LyX & Jabref]

I'm an Ubuntu beginner. I'm using LyX to write a paper. For my bibliography I imported a .bib file created with Jabref. I'm facing 2 problems regarding the rendering of the bibliography. While I'm ...
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Adding a space before each item in a multi-item citation

I am using JabRef with Lyx, and currently when I insert a multi-item citation in my document, it shows up something like this: [8,10,23] in the output, without any space before each item (except for ...
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Problems with writing bibliography in JabRef +Lyx

I have the following problems: I want to as author: Marshal Hall, Jr. But , when writing this in JabRef, it automatically changes to: M. J. Hall ... How can I fix this? Can I write $...
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Import Word 2007 bibliography into JabRef?

I have a bibliography list in Word 2007, but want to import them into JabRef (bibTex). I have searched around, the bibliography in Word is stored in an XML file, but JabRef does not import via such ...
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Problems with special characters with Jabref on Windows when using the DOI to BibTeX feature

I use JabRef on Windows 7 64 bit. The option for the .bib-file is set to UTF8. When I use the DOI to BibTeX feature in Jabref and import any DOI that leads to a source with special characters in its ...
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Curly braces don't preserve capitals

First of all, thanks to everybody who posts on this site. This is my first time asking a question, since I have always been able to figure out my problems before thanks to others' questions + answers. ...
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Different line endings in JabRef on Windows and Linux [closed]

I'm working on a bib file using JabRef on Windows and Linux. The bib file is synchronized via a version control program. Unfortunately, JabRef seems to save the bib file with Windows line endings (CR ...
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Texstudio: BibTeX can't open .bib file [closed]

I have tried searching for two consecutive days, and read multiple treads, but no one seems to answer my question exactly. I am using MiKTeX 2.9, TeXstudio and Jabref 2.9. Here is a minimal code ...
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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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BibTeX and Jabref

I have a bib file in Jabref. Once the .tex file is compiled, the bibliography section appears but it is all empty. Here is an example of my .tex file: \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,11pt]{book} ...
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How do you organize bibtex citations?

I use JabRef sofar on multiple files, each for a specific topic and then include all the needed (mostly all of them) at the end of file with a single line: \bibliography{bib/foo,bib/bar,..} ...
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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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Organisation-produced references in JabRef

Using Jabref and Libreoffice, via Jabref's 'OpenOffice connect' feature. I have a source that includes spaces and the word 'and' in a single author's name. Jabref parses this according to the usual ...
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JabRef 3.4 starts but unuseable on Mac

I have successfully installed Jabref 3.4 and it starts, but all I get is a menu including Services, which does not expand, and quit that won't end the program (must force quit). I am running OSX 10....
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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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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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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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JabRef online help not working [closed]

It seems last version(s) of JabRef installs help no more. Instead, in version 3.4, there's only a link to an online help which doesn't work. Does any one know where the help/manual has gone?
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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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Jabref won't save files as .BST and LyX doesn't recognize .BIB

I'm having trouble with pushing a saved bibliography from Jabref to LyX, because Jabref doesn't have an option to save as a .bst file , and LyX doesn't want to recognize any other format than .bst (he ...
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Pushing citations to LaTeXila from JabRef

I've just starting learning the LaTeX ropes in the past couple weeks and I am loving it!! There is just one (last, yeah right!) thing that I am trying to get to work. I'm managing my citations with ...
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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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How can I edit the same bibliography in Jabref on multiple machines?

Do I have to copy and share both the .bib and .bak file? Is this even possible?
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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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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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TeXnicCenter and Jabref - refreshing database? [closed]

After adding a new reference with JabRef, I need to close and restart TeXnicCenter before the entries in the literature database menu of TeXnicCenter get updated. Isn't there a button for refreshing ...
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How to change Jabref's copy BibTex context command?

In JabRef 2.7, when I right-click an entry, I have the option to copy the cite command copy \cite{BibTexKey}. However, as I am working with biber I would prefer to have copy \autocite{BibTexKey}. ...
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Error bibtex with jabref

I've made a little bib file with jabref. When i compile it with Texmaker (F11) I obtain: **This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9) The top-level auxiliary file: prueba.aux The style file: ...
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How to cite the web page address as the reference?

I would like to cite a web page in the IEEE style. But I am not sure how to edit the bib code in the JabRef.
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Inputenc error in bibtex during pdf output

I'm not very good with tex stuff, and although I'm a capable linux user, latex has always been a problem for me. My situation. I'm writing a thesis document. OS : Debian 8 Lyx : 2.1.2 Jabref : 2.1 ...
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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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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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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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Jabref — entries imported from jstor still marked as incomplete

When I import references from either the jstor website or through jabref front end, they all show up as red (i.e. incomplete). Specifically, "Journal title" is not present in the required field. The ...
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Referencing book IEEE

I am using both TeXworks and Texmaker to write my thesis and have to somehow do my references. Moreover everything is supposed to be written using a 'book' environment. I have found that JabRef is ...