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.

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I would like to improve the help page. What are the steps? Join the chat at

Please use the "Edit on GitHub" link at 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? Join the chat at

We encourage you to read about translating the JabRef user interface.

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JabRef improves -- and Wikipedia pages should keep up!

Simply click on "Edit" (top right-hand tab).

Currently existing pages are:

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Please head to to learn about our current efforts to measure and improve code quality.

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You can talk to the core developers of JabRef in the gitter chat.

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