JabRef is an open source graphical bibliography reference manager. The application can format bibliographies generated by LaTeX and BibTeX to suit any reference list specifications by using different style files.
Key Features Include:
- Customization of BibTeX fields.
- Customization of the JabRef interface.
- Launch external applications: PDF/PS viewers and web browsers.
- Insert citations into LyX, Kile, LatexEDitor, Emacs, Vim and WinEdt.
- BibTeX keys can be automatically generated in a customizable way from document data, e.g.using author names, title and year.
- Search Medline, CiteseerX, Google Scholar, IEEEXplore and arXiv.
- Support for XMP Metadata in PDFs.
The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.6 or newer), and is also available for Linux and Mac OS X.
System Requirements: Java Virtual Machine (1.6 or newer).
Added "." (any file type) to the Import File Filter Dialog.
Abbreviate journal names functionality is now running parallel, increasing performance significantly.
Changed order of items in context menu.
Changed ID-based entry generator to store the last used fetcher.
Reorganised annotation information on the right side of the "File annotations" tab.
Now show a small notification icon in the entry editor when we detect data inconsistency or other problems.
Added oaDOI as a fulltext provider, so that JabRef is now able to provide fulltexts for more than 90 million open-access articles.
Changed one default of Cleanup entries dialog: Per default, the PDF are not moved to the default file directory anymore.
Added a new type of group that shows all items referenced in a given LaTeX file (actually the generated AUX file).
Added an importer for the EndNote XML format. Feature request in the forum
Added the export of the translator field to the according MS-Office XML field.
Changed the import of the MS-Office XML fields bookauthor and translator. Both are now imported to their corresponding bibtex/biblatex fields.
Improved the export of the address and location field to the MS-Office XML fields. If the address field does not contain a comma, it is treated as single value and exported to the field city.
Added Facebook and Twitter icons in the toolbar to link to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Renamed the Review Tab into Comments Tab.
No longer print empty lines when exporting an entry in RIS format.
Added the option to download linked URLs in the context menu in the entry editor.
Improved file saving so that hard links are now preserved when a save is performed.
Changed the default dialog option when removing a file link from an entry. The new default removes the linked file from the entry instead of deleting the file from disk.
The magnifier icon at the search shows the search mode again.
Added a new cleanup operation that replaces ligatures with their expanded form.
Added the function to parse German month names.
Pressing ESC while searching will clear the search field and select the first entry, if available, in the table.
Changed the metadata reading and writing. DublinCore is now the only metadata format, JabRef supports.
Added another CLI functionality for reading and writing metadata to pdfs.
No longer print errors in field values during autosave into the log.
Improved the search performance by adding a short delay before starting to display search results Bug report in the forum.
Re-added the Generate BibTeX Key button to the EntryEditor toolbar on the left.
Fixed several performance problems with the management of journal abbreviations.
Fixed an issue where changing the type of an entry did not update the label in the tool bar of the entry editor and the contents of the currently visible entry editor tab.
Fixed an issue where pressing space caused the cursor to jump to the start of the text field.
Fixed the missing dot in the name of an exported file.
Autocompletion in the search bar can now be disabled via the preferences.
Fixed an issue where the progress of an ongoing file download was not shown correctly.
Fixed an issue where odd linked files could not be selected in the entry editor.
Fixed and extended the RIS import functionality to cover more fields.
Chaining modifiers in BibTeX key pattern now works as described in the documentation.
Fixed an issue where not all bibtex/biblatex fields would be exported as latex-free to MS-Office XML.
Fixed an issue where linked files would be deleted from bibliography entries despite choosing the "Cancel" option in the dialog menu.
Fixed the name of the group editing window to "Add group" instead of "Edit Group" when adding a new group.
Fixed the pureauth BibTeX key generator pattern to just return the author if no author, but an editor is present.
Fixed an issue where the "Copy linked files" dialog produced an error when the entry had no file.
Fixed the coloring of the search box icon in case a user switches to advanced search mode.
Fixed an issue where pressing del in the file field would trigger the delete dialog a second file, if the first file is deleted.
Fixed the saving of entry preview preferences.
Removed the Look and Feels from JGoodies, because the open source version is not compatible with Java 9.