MS Office Bibliography XML format

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

Howto: Import from Microsoft Word

See https://stackoverflow.com/a/4628718/873282‚Äč

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unpublished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

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