JabRef Browser Extension

JabRef Browser Extension

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

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What is JabRef Browser Extension?

JabRef Browser Extension is a convenient tool providing easy access to import bibliographical data from the internet into JabRef. It detects and extracts bibliographic content on web pages, saving them into JabRef, facilitating quick and efficient sourcing of file data necessary for academic and professional research. The extension supports a wide range of publisher sites and library catalogs.

By: JabRef
Rating: 3.00 (11)
Version: 2.5 (Last updated: 2022-02-17)
Creation date: 2020-03-14
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 527.36K
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JabRef Browser Extension
JabRef Browser Extension (v2.5)
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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 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.

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  • Indispensable for extracting citation information from various web sources
  • Helps in handling Bibtex references
  • Saves a lot of time
  • As good as the zotero connector for latex users
  • Does not work on Brave Browser
  • Has crashing issue
  • Cannot extract information from websites
Most mentioned
  • Works well with the JabRef software
  • Useful for latex users
  • Comparison with zotero connector
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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 extension. 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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