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JabRef was founded 2003 and has since been used by many students and researchers. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve scientific research. We value open access to information and believe modern science can built on an open institutional structure. This is why we develop JabRef as free open-source software and save your data in a simple text-based file format with no vendor lock-in.
Created by researchers, for researchers.
JabRef is developed and maintained by a multidisciplinary of PhD students, postdocs, and researchers in industry who work on JabRef in their free time. Without the support of numerous volunteers, none of this would have been possible. We welcome anyone who would like to contribute to be part of an active user and developer community!
You do not need to be a developer to improve the documentation, translate the user interface and help with support.Learn how to help
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JabRef is and always will be 100% free and open-source. Contribute new features and shape the future of JabRef.Develop via GitHub