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JabRef Browser Extension

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The JabRef browser extension imports new bibliographic information directly from the browser into JabRef.

Image from store JabRef Browser Extension
Description from store Browser extension for users of the bibliographic reference manager JabRef. It automatically identifies and extracts bibliographic information on websites and sends them to JabRef with one click. When you find an interesting article through Google Scholar, the arXiv or journal websites, this browser extension allows you to add those references to JabRef. Even links to accompanying PDFs are sent to JabRef, where those documents can easily be downloaded, renamed and placed in the correct folder. A wide range of publisher sites, library catalogs and databases are supported. Installation and Configuration Normally, you simply install the extension from the browser store and are ready to go. Sometimes, a manual installation is necessary (e.g. if you use the portable version of JabRef). In this case, please follow the steps described in the user manual: https://docs.jabref.org/import-export/import/jabref-browser-extension Usage After the installation, you should be able to import bibliographic references into JabRef directly from your browser. Just visit a publisher site or some other website containing bibliographic information (for example, the arXiv) and click the JabRef symbol in the Firefox search bar (or press Alt+Shift+J). Once the JabRef browser extension has extracted the references and downloaded the associated PDF's, the import window of JabRef opens. You might want to configure JabRef so that new entries are always imported in an already opened instance of JabRef. For this, activate "Remote operation" under the Advanced tab in the JabRef Preferences. JabRef: https://www.jabref.org/ Installation instructions for manual setup: https://docs.jabref.org/import-export/import/jabref-browser-extension Please post any issues or suggestions on GitHub: https://github.com/JabRef/JabRef-Browser-Extension/issues

Latest reviews

  • (2022-04-12) Judah Manasseh: Excellent extension, along with the primary JabRef software, for those who are serious LaTex users. This is indispensable for extracting citation information from various web sources but more so for handling Bibtex references. Without it, the Chicago Style of citations packages within LaTex would be much more cumbersome to work with. Also, not sure about another review posted here, but this extension works well with the Brave Browser. Finally, hats off to the developers!
  • (2022-03-25) Lol Being: Does not work on Brave Browser.
  • (2022-03-10) uncle xu: not work at all
  • (2021-10-29) Jule Mickey: Doesn't work.
  • (2021-10-26) Oleksandr Husiev: Not working properly. The extension is crushing after each click to add a source and shows notification proposing to reload an extencion.
  • (2021-03-30) Marc Rijksen: Saves a lot of time!
  • (2020-08-27) It can not work!
  • (2020-08-10) Dani_old_account Cotton: Not as good as zotero connector, generally cannot extract information from websites, great idea but needs some work :)
  • (2020-03-13) Steffen Martens (smartens): Great for bibtex management :) ... as good as the zotero connector but for latex users.

Latest issues

  • (2020-09-24, v:2.1.2) Shankaranarayanan S: The extension doesnot work with chrome
    I have tried using this in APS and arxiv website. It does not extract bibitem. I use Chrome in Catalina 10.15 and use Jabref 5.1. Please let me know what needs to be done. Thanks.
  • (2020-09-21, v:2.1.2) mailys mangin: doesn't work with chrome
    I'm clicking on the extension button and nothing happens on chrome. It works with firefox
  • (2020-07-22, v:2.1.2) Jack M: Usage
    when I click the extension´╝îit doesnt work.
  • (2020-07-12, v:2.1.2) Zifei Jiang: Doesn't work on mac
    I try this plugin on mac. but it can not evoke Jabref app, so can not pass the information to the desktop app. I have permitted the app to monitor input on system settings.


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3.0 (11 votes)
Last update / version
2022-02-17 / 2.5
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