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What is RIS file?


The Research Information Systems Citation File file is a Microsoft Word document that contains information about all the sources that are cited in text. These sources must be published, peer-reviewed, and indexed by MEDLINE or PubMed. These sources include articles from journals, books, electronic databases and web sites. This file can also be used to search for relevant articles based on your field of research.

RIS Format details


Full Name Research Information Systems Citation Format
Developer Research Information Systems
Category Text Files

Tools that will help you view RIS files


Sometimes you need to quickly preview the contents of a file with the RIS extension. In such a situation, many people decide to find a tool that, according to its creators, can display the contents of the RIS file and many other types of files (All in One Viewer).

Of course, there are such tools. However, it should be remembered that they may display the data contained in the RIS file differently than the application dedicated to handling the RIS file extension. When you cannot afford to have the data of the RIS file displayed different from the original, you should use the applications developed to work with the RIS file.

Below you will find a list of software programs that will help you with this. These software programs will help you view the content of the RIS file, minimizing possible errors that may arise with other tools.


RIS File Viewers

  • BibDesk
  • EndNote
  • Wandora
  • Reference Manager
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