XMP metadata support in JabRef

XMP is a standard created by Adobe Systems for storing metadata (data about data) in files. An well known example for metadata are MP3 tags, which can be used to describe artist, album and song name of a MP3 file. Adding metadata to MP3 helps other people to identify the songs correctly independent of file-name and can provide means for software (MP3 players for instance) to sort and group songs.

With XMP-support the JabRef team tries to bring the advantages of metadata to the world of reference managers. You can now choose to "Write XMP" metadata in the General Tab of JabRef, which will put all the Bibtex information into the PDF. If you then email this PDF to a collegue she can just drag the file into JabRef and all information that you entered will be available to her.


To use the XMP-feature in JabRef you can do the following: