Reference manager allows researchers and authors to organize their references by building a local digital library. Researchers are managing a huge amount of data that is collected from many sources, Reference managers help in keeping track of the collected references.
JabRef is an open-source bibliography reference manager, It's built with Java which means it works on Windows, Linux, & macOS. JabRef is a desktop application, easy to install and use, has a rich list of features that saves researchers time and improve the quality. It uses BibTeX as his native format.
If you use Mozilla Firefox to browse papers, JabFox helps you to create and manage references then importing them to JabRef.
With this Microsoft Word Add-in, you can insert bibliography directly into the document.
JabRef offers rich documentation and manual for end-users, and well-written FAQs (Frequently asked questions). It also provides flexible support as well as developer documentation.
JabRef has been translated into many languages to help researchers all over the world. It is available in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, & Vietnamese.
JabRef is available to download in 2 versions: the latest stable release and a development snapshot version. It provides 2 versions for Windows 32bit & 64bit. JAR file is also available but requires Java 8+ to run.
JabRef is free and features-rich reference manager, that runs for all popular operating systems. It supports multiple formats, and word processors programs including LibreOffice/ OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, Latex, Emax & Texmaker. We would recommend it for researchers who use multiple operating systems also for who use one operating system.
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