Merging bib and tex files for submission to a journal [duplicate]

I am submitting an tex article to a journal, and they want they do not accept bib files. They also want only one source file:

1)A LaTeX submission should be a single .tex file; multiple-(.tex)-file submissions are not supported. 2)Uploading .bib files as Additional LaTeX file types is supported.

So this means I have to merge the bib and tex file into one, but I have no idea how to do this.

I looked at similar posts and people say use bbl. file and copy that into \bibliography... But I don't understand what this actually means.

Thanks!

• I'd read "Uploading .bib files as Additional LaTeX file types is supported." as saying please upload one `tex` file and (if you use `bibtex`) one `bib` file, are you sure you need to merge them? – Dai Bowen Jan 31 '17 at 23:01
• that means you can give them your tex file and a bib file, you must not merge them. – David Carlisle Jan 31 '17 at 23:09
• didn't you ask this a moment ago? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/351455/… – David Carlisle Jan 31 '17 at 23:15
• Rather than uploading your bib file I would simply include the `bbl` file into your document (and comment out the `\bibliography{...}` line). – Andrew Jan 31 '17 at 23:47
• When you say "include bbl file", in practise what does this mean? How do I make the bbl file from bib ? Could you please provide a minimal working example of code incorporating this? @Andrew – Alex Jan 31 '17 at 23:49