The easiest way to get BibTeX entries from IEEE Xplore.
Updated 1 Mar 2019

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The function bibget simplifies the creation of BibTeX databases from IEEE Xplore by providing a simple command-line interface. To use bibget, you require an API key for the IEEE Xplore Metadata API. You can get such an API key from After inserting your activated API key in the file bibkey.m, run the script bibdemo to get started!

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Harald Enzinger (2024). bibget (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Version Published Release Notes

Fixed bug in author name extraction from XML file.


Corrected minor bug regarding error handling.

Updated bibget due to modification of IEEE Xplore Metadata API response. (Conferences instead of Conference)

Improved the handling of missing date information.

On January 6, 2018, previous versions of bibget will stop working, because the XML gateway of IEEE Xplore will be shut down. The new version of bibget uses the IEEE Xplore Metadata API, which replaces the XML gateway.

Updated publication title processing due to format changes in the IEEE Xplore database.
Minor modifications of comments and demo script.

Added a warning message that indicates missing fields.
Corrected typo in line 458 of bibget v.1.2.

Updated demo-script.
Renamed option -nobreak to -nosplit for improved clarity.
Changed timestamp in bib structure from numeric to string to improve usability.

Added a demo script.

Modified Logo.
Modified description.