RIS to APA converter
How to convert a RIS file to APA citations online
Follow these easy steps to turn a RIS file into APA citations with the Paperpile format converter:
- Click the Choose RIS file button above, drag and drop a file into the drop zone or copy and paste the content of your RIS file into the area above.
- Select the desired output format (APA).
- Click Convert.
- Download your new APA citations.
Frequently Asked Questions about our bibliographic format converter
How does the Paperpile RIS to APA converter work?
The RIS to APA 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 a RIS file?
The RIS file format is a standardized file format developed by a company called Research Information Systems. Most reference management tools use the RIS format to transfer citation data between different programs. Most commonly, the RIS format is used for exporting search results from a database into a reference manager. A RIS file typically contains metadata such as title, author, publication date, keywords, publisher, issue number, and start and end page.
What is a reference list in APA style?
APA stands for American Psychological Association and describes one of the most popular citation styles for scientific writing. APA style uses an author-date reference citation system in the text, accompanied by a reference list at the end of the paper. In the reference list, the author, year, title, and source of the cited works need to be listed in alphabetical order. If a reference is not cited in the text, it should not be included in the reference list. The APA Manual provides all the rules of the APA citation style and is currently in its 7th edition.