When I am importing my PDF to Mendeley, it doesn't correctly recognise the title, author etc of my document. I suspect that it just uses criteria like the size of the font to understand what the title is.

I am producing PDF metadata with hyperref, but it doesn't look like it reads them (I can see them in the file properties though). I guess that the same problem may happen with using other software.

Apart from the main hyperref metadata, what else should I do to properly attach metadata to my document?

Can I somehow attach something like a "BibTeX entry" with my document?

  • If the document has a DOI then placing it somewhere visible may help in Mendeley: support.mendeley.com/customer/en/portal/articles/… Not sure where to put it though. Also: IMO Mendeley should implement regular pdf metadata, that cannot be very difficult...
    – Marijn
    Apr 13, 2017 at 20:45

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You should use package hyperxmp because hyperref alone does not create XMP metadata. For your purpose \hypersetup{pdfdoi=10.1000/182} might be of special interest.

You can attach your bibtex file with package embedfile. I am unaware of a standadised way to include bibliographies in XMP.

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