File Extension Library

.RIS File Extension

  • Developer by: Research Information Systems
  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: Text

What are .RIS files and how to open them?

Can't open .RIS file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .RIS file.

What is a .RIS file extension?

.RIS file extension is created by Research Information Systems. .RIS has been classified as Text Files. The format of .RIS file is Text.

.RIS is Research Information Systems Citation File

An RIS file is a bibliographic citation file saved in a format developed by Research Information Systems (RIS). It contains a series of lines delimited by two-character codes and a corresponding value. RIS files provide information such as title, author, publication date, keywords, publisher, issue number, and start and end page.

RIS files were created to standardize the exchange of citation information. They are commonly exchanged between digital libraries. RIS files are saved in an ASCII text format.

List of all softwares that can open the Research Information Systems Citation File
Thomson Reuters EndNote
Thomson Reuters EndNote

How to fix problems with .RIS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .RIS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .RIS file format
  2. You need to check the .RIS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)