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MS Office Bibliography XML format
JabRef supports the MS Office Bibliography XML format for exporting and importing.

Howto: Import from Microsoft Word

Entry Type Mappings

Some field names in the XML format differ from the field names in the BibTeX/BibLaTeX format and can therefore be not directly mapped between the formats. Therefore this help file provides a list of all field mappings.
BibTeX/biblatex entry type
XML entry type
book
Book
inbook
BookSection
booklet
BookSection
incollection
BookSection
article
JournalArticle
inproceedings
ConferenceProceedings
conference
ConferenceProceedings
proceedings
ConferenceProceedings
collection
ConferenceProceedings
techreport
Report
manual
Report
mastersthesis
Report
phdthesis
Report
unpublished
Report
patent
Patent
misc
Misc
electronic
ElectronicSource
online
InternetSite
periodical
ArticleInAPeriodical

Field mappings

The field mapping for import and export is mostly the same, but there are some differences, as not all field exists in both formats. Additionally, some fields have to be treated differently during import/export.
BibTeX/BibLaTeX
XML field
bibtexkey
Tag
title
Title
year
Year
note
Comments
volume
Volume
language
LCID
edition
Edition
publisher
Publisher
booktitle
BookTitle
chapter
ChapterNumber
issue
Issue
school
Department
institution
Institution
doi
DOI
url
url
shorttitle
ShortTitle
pages
Pages
authors
Authors
editors
Editors
translator
Translator
bookauthor
Bookauthor
volumes
NumberVolumes

BibTeX/BibLaTeX only fields

The following fields are BibTeX/biblatex only fields, they have no representation in office XML. In the resulting XML file, they are represented with the prefix BIBTEX_
BibTeX/biblatex only fields
XML representation
series
BIBTEX_Series
abstract
BIBTEX_Abstract
keywords
BIBTEX_KeyWords
crossref
BIBTEX_CrossRef
howpublished
BIBTEX_HowPublished
affiliation
BIBTEX_Affiliation
contents
BIBTEX_Contents
copyright
BIBTEX_Copyright
price
BIBTEX_Price
size
BIBTEX_Size
intype
BIBTEX_InType
paper
BIBTEX_Paper
<BibTexEntryType>
BIBTEX_Entry
<BibTexEntryType>
SourceType
key (not bibtexkey)
BIBTEX_KEY
pubstate
BITEX_Pubstate
The XML field SourceType contains the associated entry type from the first table, while the original BibTeX/BibLaTex entrytype is preserved in the field BIBTEX_ENTRY.

MS-Bib only fields

The following fields are XML-only fields, they have no BibTeX/biblatex representation: In the resulting bib database they are represented with the prefix msbib-.
BibTeX/BibLaTex represenation
XML field
msbib-numberofvolume
NumberVolumes
msbib-periodical
PeriodicalTitle
msbib-day
Day
msbib-accessed
Accessed (YearAccessed, MonthAccessed, DayAccessed)
msbib-medium
Medium
msbib-recordingnumber
RecordingNumber
msbib-theater
Theater
msbib-distributor
Distributor
msbib-broadcaster
Broadcaster
msbib-station
Station
msbib-type
Type
msbib-court
Court
msbib-reporter
Reporter
msbib-casenumber
CaseNumber
msbib-abbreviatedcasenumber
AbbreviatedCaseNumber
msbib-productioncompany
ProductionCompany
msbib-producername
producerNames
msbib-composer
composers
msbib-conductor
conductors
msbib-performer
performers
msbib-writer
writers
msbib-director
directors
msbib-compiler
compilers
msbib-interviewer
interviewers
msbib-interviewee
interviewees
msbib-inventor
inventors
msbib-counsel
counsels

Special Export treatment

The following fields are treated as follows during export:
BibTeX/biblatex representation
XML field
booktitle
ConferenceName
journal
JournalName
journaltitle
JournalName
month
Month
date
year, month, day (if date is in ISO 8601 form)
issue
issue
isbn
StandardNumber
issn
StandardNumber
lccn
StandardNumber
mrnumer
StandardNumber
address (if field contains at least one comma)
City
address (if field does not contain a comma)
City, StateProvince, CountryRegion
location (if field contains at least one comma)
City
location (if field does not contain a comma)
City, StateProvince, CountryRegion
<EntryType is thesis>
ThesisType
<EntryType is patent> number
PatentNumber
number (entry is not patent)
Number
Authors/Editors (single author/editor is enclosed in curly braces)
Corporate
author (if entry type is patent)
Inventor

Special Import treatment

The following fields are treated as follows during import:
BibTeX/biblatex representation
XML field
organization
ConferenceName
journaltitle
Journal
location
City, StateProvince, CountryRegion
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