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Is it possible to upload a BibTeX file with PDF URLs for each entry? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I mean something like this:

    @ARTICLE{entryID,
      author = {Author, A. A.},
      title = {Title of the paper},
      journal = {Journal's name},
      year = {2011},
      volume = {100},
      pages = {243--256},
      number = {1},
      pdfurl = {http://www.somesite.com/pubs/article3456.pdf}
    }


    At the moment I can't find better way rather than specifying PDF URLs for each entry manually.

     

    Thanks,

    Alexander Gedranovich

     

    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:53 AM

All replies

  • Hi Alexander,

    Thanks for your question. Currently the features of uploading PDFs and BibTeX are separated, but we will be glad to improve them to meet your demand.

    Do you want to upload PDF URLs as download link of the publications in BibTeX , or do you want us to extract the metadata from the PDF and integrate it with the BibTeX content? thanks.

    Best,

    Yan

    Friday, September 23, 2011 5:34 AM
  • Thank you for the reply, Yan!

    I meant "PDF URLs as download link of the publications in BibTeX". It would be great if it was possible to specify the URL for article's PDF directly in the BibTeX entry.

    Just like this (in red, sorry for doubling):

    @ARTICLE{entryID,
      author = {Author, A. A.},
      title = {Title of the paper},
      journal = {Journal's name},
      year = {2011},
      volume = {100},
      pages = {243--256},
      number = {1},
      pdfurl = {http://www.somesite.com/pubs/article3456.pdf}
    }
    

    I have a large BibTeX file with dozens of article's entries. For each entry I have URL for original PDF from publication house. It is quite natural to upload it in one pass.

    Also there are some associated questions: What should be the name of BibTeX data entry to specify the URL for PDF? Is it necessary to specify separate URLs for official HTML page of publication and official PDF?

    Personally, I vote for "url" for HTML link and "pdfurl" for PDF link:

    ...
    url={http://www.somesite.com/pubs/article3456.html},
    pdfurl={http://www.somesite.com/pubs/article3456.pdf},
    ...
    

     

    As for extracting metadata from the PDF - I think it's more sophisticated task and it can be much easier just to "ask author" for the correct metadata.

     

    Thank you for your job,

    Alexander

    Friday, September 23, 2011 7:16 AM