Did your computer fail to open a RIS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .RIS files.
What is a RIS file?
Files that contain the .ris file extension are most commonly associated with ASCII text files that are used to exchange publication citation information across multiple platforms and computer applications.
The RIS file format was created by Research Information Systems. Each RIS file contains a series of lines that provides citation information for an associated publication, such as the date of the publication being cited, the keywords, the publisher of the publication, the title, issue number and start and end pages.
The RIS file format is supported by a variety of reference management applications, digital libraries and other software programs that export citation information.
Suggest another file format using extension RIS
While we know of one file format using the .RIS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .RIS file.
Various RIS file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of RIS files. Remember, different programs may use RIS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.