BibTeX to RIS converter

Do you have a BibTeX file, which you want to convert to a RIS file? 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 a RIS file online

Follow these easy steps to convert a BibTeX file into a RIS file 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 (RIS).
  3. Click Convert.
  4. Download your new RIS file.

Frequently Asked Questions about our bibliographic format converter

How does the BibTeX to RIS converter work?

The BibTeX to RIS 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 RIS file?

A RIS file, or Research Information Systems (RIS), is a file that contains references in RIS format and has a .RIS extension. Information in a RIS file is formatted as two-character codes followed by a given value e.g. "PY - 2016" denoting that 2016 is the year of publication. Other information can be found in a RIS file including the title of work, author(s) information, and page number. A RIS file can be easily opened and edited using plain text editors.