Open ris file

Did your computer fail to open ris file? We explain what ris files are and recommend software that we know can open your ris files.

What is ris file?

Files with ris extension are generally related to Research Information System format. An ris file stores citation entries in ASCII text file format.

ris file description

File extension ris 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.

MIME types:
application/x-research-info-systems

Software that will open ris file

Reference Manager

Bibliographic reference and citation management software


What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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