JabRef Bibliography manager – How to install JabRef on Ubuntu

JabRef is a free and open source bibliography reference manager for Linux, Windows and MacOS. It supports BibTeX and BibTeX BibLaTeX standard LaTeX bibliography format. You can import over 15 reference formats and compare with Google Scholar, Springer or MathSciNet. It also comes with browser extensions to to import directly from browser. You can fetch details based on ISBN, DOI, PubMed-ID and arXiv-ID. It also comes Word and LibreOffice, OpenOffice for inserting and formatting citations support.


Install JabRef on Ubuntu

JabRef is available as a native .deb package file and snap for Ubuntu. Download JabRef in .deb file format from the below link and save it on your Downloads folder.

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Download JabRef

Open your terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i jabref_5.1-1_amd64.deb

Here “jabref_5.1-1_amd64.deb” is downloaded file name . you can change based on your file name.

sudo apt install -f

After the installation you can open it from applications menu list.

Install JabRef via Snap:

You can also install it via snap. In terminal run below JabRef snap installation command.

sudo snap install jabref

That’s it.

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