Parser for bibliographic formats, including BibTeX, in pure Julia
Author Humans-of-Julia
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1 Year Ago
Started In
October 2017

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BibParser is a Julia package for parsing different bibliographic formats. The output are entries following the BibParser.jl structures. Instead of rewriting from scratch existing (and efficient) parsers in Julia, it is preferable to import them.

This package is not meant to be used on its own. Please check Bibliography.jl for a package handling both import/export from various bibliographic formats.

The output of an example parsing a BibTeX file can be found at


A new parser is in used since v0.1.12. It is almost complete. Currently missing features follow:

  • Applying the LaTeX commands from @preambles entries to other entries
  • Storing @preamble, @string, @comment, and free text to enable the reconstruction of the original .bib file
  • Optional transformation of Unicode <-> LaTeX characters

Citation Style Language (CSL-JSON)

Ongoing work.


This implementation follows similar parsers: cff-converter-python and ruby-cff.