ISBN to RIS converter

ISBN to RIS converter

Do you have ISBN numbers, which you want to convert to a RIS file? Just upload or paste your ISBN numbers below and click Convert.


How to convert ISBN numbers to a RIS file online

Follow these easy steps to turn ISBN numbers into a RIS file with the Paperpile format converter:

  1. Click the Choose ISBN file button above, drag and drop a file into the drop zone or copy and paste the content of your ISBN numbers into the area above.
  2. Select the desired output format (RIS).
  3. Click Convert.
  4. Download your new RIS file.

Frequently Asked Questions about our bibliographic format converter

How does the Paperpile ISBN to RIS converter work?

The ISBN to RIS online converter uses the same technology that powers the Paperpile reference management app. Your input is parsed, matched against Paperpile's own bibliographic database, and finally converted to your format of choice. All input and output data is deleted 24h after job completion.

What is an ISBN?

An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally. An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and variation of a publication. ISBNs are assigned to publishers by the International ISBN Agency and their affiliates.

What is a RIS file?

A RIS file is a tag file format created for the exchange of bibliographic data by reference management programs. In addition to being used to transfer data between different programs, it is also used to export search results from a database into a reference manager. A RIS tag usually contains two letters, two spaces, and a hyphen, and a tag would look like this: "PY - 2018", which means the 2018 is the year of publication. A RIS file contains metadata such as author names, publication titles, date of publication, and other necessary information to create a citation or bibliography.