A Citation Style Language (CSL) processor for Java.
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A Citation Style Language (CSL) processor for Java.

The library interprets CSL styles and generates citations and bibliographies. In addition to that, citeproc-java contains a BibTeX converter that is able to map BibTeX database entries to CSL citations.

The documentation is available at the following site:


The library includes citeproc-js, a CSL processor written in JavaScript. citeproc-js has been created by Frank G. Bennett and is licensed under the Common Public Attribution License Version 1.0.

Name Parser

The BibTeX name parser's grammar is based on the one found in the bibtex-ruby. The original grammar is licensed under GPL v3. It has been converted to ANTLR and is released here under the Apache License 2.0 by permission of the original author Sylvester Keil.

BibTeX Converter

The BibTeX to CSL converter is based on the mapping used in Docear as presented by Joeran Beel.

Docear is released under the GPLv2 but its code may also be reused in projects licensed under Apache License 2.0. The mapping is released here under the Apache License 2.0 by permission of Joeran Beel, Docear.


citepro-java is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.