What’s a good way to retrieve BibTeX entries? This question has been asked on tex.SX, Reddit and other forums. Google Scholar is doing a reasonable, but not always brilliant job in generating BibTeX entries (see my recent post on the topic and the discussion). The main drawbacks include the missing digital object identifier (DOI) or URL linking back to the journal website. Some BibTeX entries are just faulty. Other services such as Mendeley or CiteULike require a registration and provide more extensive services.
So here it is, introducing doi2bib.
We have been working hard to come up with a web service that allows retrieval of citations in BibTeX format from digital object itentifiers (DOIs). It is accessible through doi2bib.org. The service is free of charge and no login is required.
Enter a DOI and the web services provides the corresponding BibTeX entry. You can find DOIs printed on most research articles or directly from the journal website. Copy the DOI and paste it to the search field on doi2bib. The service retrieves BibTeX entries directly from publishers, through public APIs provided by doi.org and crossref.org. Therefore, you’ll get the most recent and complete citation record available.
We hope doi2bib.org simplifies the citation process, giving you more time to focus on research.