Files with ris extension are generally related to Research Information System format. This is a specialized citation format.

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RIS file extension - Research Information Systems citation

What is ris file? How to open ris files?

File type specification:

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The ris file extension is used for a specialized citation format developed by Research Information Systems (RIS).

The aim of this format is to give citation and bibliographic software the ability to exchange data. RIS format is supported by large number of reference managers and digital libraries.

A RIS format is a simply ASCII text file that contains citation entries in lines that contain two letters, two spaces, a dash, a space and the reference. Where the two letters denote a special tags that define various elements in the bibliographic reference, such as name of the source, author of the source, date, page number, ISBN etc.

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The default software associated to ris file type:

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Thomson Reuters logo Reference Manager  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Thomson Reuters

Reference Manager is a bibliographic reference and citation management software developed by Thomson Reuters. It acts as online reference search tool, database manager for citations and references and web publishing software. It is ideal for sharing bibliographic entries as well.

Help how to open RIS files:

RIS format can be imported to various bibliographic software. These files can also be viewed in any text editor.

How to convert file with extension RIS:

Bibliographic programs generally can process citations from one format to another. It is not perfect but mostly works.

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List of software applications associated to the .ris file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open ris file, edit ris file, convert ris file, view ris file, play ris file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the ris files.

  • Open ris file
  • Save ris file
  • Edit ris file
  • Import ris file
  • Export ris file

Software that open ris file - Research Information Systems citation

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