JabRef Browser Extension

JabRef Browser Extension

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

What is JabRef Browser Extension?

JabRef Browser Extension is a handy tool for Edge users who work with the bibliographic reference manager, JabRef. It automatically identifies and extracts bibliographic info from webpages such as Google Scholar, the arXiv, and journal websites. With just a single click, these references are sent to JabRef, even including links to associated PDFs. This simplifies the process of gathering, organizing, and managing your bibliographic data, making research easier and more efficient.

Rating: 5.00 (3)
Version: 2.5 (Last updated: 2022-01-23)
Creation date: 2022-01-23
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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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 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.

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User reviews
this saved my life and time, thanks
by Ricardo, 2023-11-01

work with google scholar smoothly~
by You, 2021-07-01
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Risk impact

JabRef Browser Extension is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install JabRef Browser Extension if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

JabRef Browser Extension has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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