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.

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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?

A RIS file) is a bibliographic citation file with a file extension of .ris, a format developed by the Research Information Systems (RIS). A RIS file typically contains information such as title, author, publication date, keywords, publisher, issue number as well as the start and end page. Data in a RIS file are arranged as a series of lines defined by two-character codes and a corresponding value e.g. "PY - 2020" which refers to 2020 as the year of publication. RIS files are used for the exchange of citation information and can be viewed and edited using text editors.

What is a reference list in APA style?

The APA referencing style consists of a set of styling rules used by the American Psychological Association since 1929 to present written text clearly and consistently. APA style involves using a title page, sans serif or serif fonts, double spacing, one-inch margins, and page numbers. APA style also mandates placing in-text citations in author-year format e.g. (Abdullah, 2021), and a reference list starting on a new page. The most current version is the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual.