The Next Standard in BibTeX Management

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Author:Patricio Cubillos and contributors (see Contributors)
Organizations:Space Research Institute (IWF)
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Date:Jul 27, 2019


bibmanager is a command-line based application to facilitate the management of BibTeX entries, allowing the user to:

  • Unify all BibTeX entries into a single database
  • Automate .bib file generation when compiling a LaTeX project
  • Automate duplicate detection and updates from arXiv to peer-reviewed

bibmanager also simplifies many other BibTeX-related tasks:

  • Add or modify entries into the bibmanager database:
    • Merging user’s .bib files
    • Manually adding or editing entries
    • Add entries from ADS bibcodes
  • entry adding via your default text editor
  • Querry entries in the bibmanager database by author, year, or title keywords
  • Generate .bib or .bbl build from your .tex files
  • Compile LaTeX projects with the latex or pdflatex directives
  • Perform querries into ADS and add entries by bibcode

Check out this video tutorial to get started with bibmanager:

Be Kind

If bibmanager was useful for your research, please be kind and acknowledge the effort of the developers of this project. Here’s a BibTeX entry for that:

  author = {Cubillos, Patricio E.},
  title  = {bibmanager: A {BibTeX} manager for {LaTeX} projects},
  month  = apr,
  year   = 2019,
  doi    = {10.5281/zenodo.2639359},
  url    = {}

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