BibTeX to APA converter

Do you have a BibTeX file, which you want to convert to APA citations? Just upload or paste your a BibTeX file below and click Convert.

Paste or drop your BibTeX file here.

How to convert a BibTeX file to APA citations online

Follow these easy steps to convert a BibTeX file into APA citations with the BibTeX format converter:

  1. Click the Choose BibTeX file button above, drag and drop a file into the drop zone or copy and paste the content of your BibTeX file into the area above.
  2. Select the desired output format (APA).
  3. Click Convert.
  4. Download your new APA citations.

Frequently Asked Questions about our bibliographic format converter

How does the BibTeX to APA converter work?

The BibTeX to APA online converter uses the same technology that powers the Paperpile reference management app. Your input is parsed, matched against Paperpile's own bibliographic database, and finally converted to your format of choice. All input and output data is deleted 24h after job completion.

What is a BibTeX file?

A BibTeX file contains bibliographic data in BibTeX format and usually has the file extension *.bib. A BibTeX file can be viewed and edited using plain text editors, and many reference management programs support both the import and export of files in BibTeX format.

What is a reference list in APA style?

American Psychological Association (APA) citation style was created in 1929 and it is used as a manual for formatting written text. The most recent edition is the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual. Typical APA-styled documents include a title page, fonts such as sans serif or serif, double spacing, one-inch margins, and page numbers. In addition, APA requires styling in-text citations in the author-year format as well as adding a separate page with the heading "reference list".