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Contribute to JabRef

We are really happy that you are interested in contributing to JabRef. Please take your time to look around here. We especially invite you to look into our community members page where members introduce themselves.
I am not a programmer
I am a programmer
I would like to improve the help page. What are the steps?
Please use the "Edit on GitHub" link in the upper right corner. Then, follow GitHub's guide to edit files in other user's repository.
I would like to help translating JabRef to another language. How do I get started?
We encourage you to read about translating the JabRef user interface.
I want to keep Wikipedia pages up-to-date
JabRef improves -- and Wikipedia pages should keep up!
For changes affecting all languages, update the wikidata entry of JabRef.
For changes in a specific language, go to the related page, and simply click on "Edit" (top right-hand tab). Currently, existing pages are:
If there is no page for your own language, you can easily create one.
I have some cool feature requests
Can I make a donation? How?
Donations keep us going! You can use Paypal, Flattr, or bank transfers. Your institution/company can contribute too, through bank transfer for example. All details are provided at https://donations.jabref.org.
Our team consists of volunteers. To provide better support, we are currently trying to get a funded developer on board. Please consider donating money!
I am a student and I want to start with something easy
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We collect good issues to start with at our list of good first issues. After finding something, please check our CONTRIBUTING.md for detailed information and further links.
I am a student and I want to choose from a curated list of university projects
Have a look at JabRefs candidates for university projects. There, a list of possible projects to work on during a teaching period is offered. After finding something, please check our CONTRIBUTING.md for detailed information and further links.
I am new to open source and want something easy
We collect good issues to start with at our list of good first issues. After finding something, please check our CONTRIBUTING.md for detailed information and further links.
I want something with huge impact
Look at the discussions in our forum about new features. Find an interesting topic, discuss it and start contributing. Alternatively, you can check out JabRefs projects page at GitHub. The projects page has the advantage that these issues have already been screened by the team and sorted into roughly high, moderate and low priority. Of course, in principle, all issues are free to take, but be aware that the difficulty of bugs and features varies.
I am a lecturer
If you ask yourself how to integrate JabRef into your class, please read the documentation about how to integrate JabRef into a class of software engineering training. As student, you may notify your lecturer about this possibility.
I want to know how to contribute code and set up my workspace
I need help with the code
You can talk to the core developers of JabRef in the gitter chat.
I want to learn about code quality
Please head to devdocs about code-quality to learn about our current efforts to measure and improve code quality.