RIS to APA converter

RIS to APA converter

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

Paste or drop your RIS file here.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Select the desired output format (APA).
  3. Click Convert.
  4. 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?

RIS is a standardized tag format created to enable citation programs to exchange data. The RIS file format tag consists of two letters, two spaces, and a hyphen, e.g. "AU - Hattie, John" means the author’s name is John Hattie. Other information that a RIS file contains is usually the publication title, year of publication, publisher, issue number, keywords, and start and end page. RIS files are stored as plain text files and can be viewed and edited using text editors.

What is a reference list in APA style?

The American Psychological Association recommends that you cite any works or individuals whose ideas, theories, or research have directly influenced your work. This means crediting them in-text with a short citation in the author-date format, e.g. (Hattie, 2008), and a full entry in the reference list. The entry in the reference list contains the author, year, title and source of the cited work. The APA style also mandates the formatting and structure of a paper. All the rules of the APA style can be found in the APA Manual, which is currently in its 7th edition.