Update for Docear’s “Google Scholar Parser” Library to Fetch Metadata for PDF files

Published by Joeran Beel on

Google Scholar Parser Update

Google Scholar Parser Update for Docear

Google Scholar recently changed its layout, and as a consequence, Docear couldn’t fetch metadata anymore from Google Scholar for PDF files. Fortunately, one of our users (“Silberzwiebel”) adjusted Docear’s Google Scholar Parser, and now everything works as usual. However, we have not yet integrated the function into the main version of Docear. This means, even if you have just downloaded Docear, you need to manually update the Google Scholar Parser, if you want to fetch metadata for your PDF files.

To update the Google Scholar parser, do the following

  1. Close Docear if it’s currently running
  2. Download the updated library docear-metadata-lib-0.0.1.jar.
  3. Replace the existing file “docear-metadata-lib-0.0.1.jar” with the new one. You will find the file in C:\Program Files\(x86)\Docear\plugins\org.docear.plugin.bibtexlib (Windows 10) or a similar directory, depending on your operating system.
  4. Start Docear, and fetch metadata 🙂


Ossi Ylijoki · 10th October 2017 at 07:17

This works. Thank you!

Satria Aji Putra · 10th October 2017 at 10:02

Thank you!

avital vappaus · 10th October 2017 at 16:40

Thank you very much!

Ryan Armstrong · 24th October 2017 at 07:42

This made my day. This made my week. #Joeran4president

Jane Waite · 6th November 2017 at 17:41

This has made way more than my day, my week, my month my PHD!
THANK YOU Joeran and thank you (“Silberzwiebel”)

nickan · 7th November 2017 at 10:37

It’s very nice. Docear is progressing but slowly 🙂

Charlie Fu · 28th December 2017 at 02:21

I can’t open the download page for docear-metadata-lib-0.0.1.jar.
could anyone help me?

Charlie Fu · 28th December 2017 at 02:23

I can’t open the download page for docear-metadata-lib-0.0.1.jar.
could anyone help me?
my email is pku_2007@126.com and I come from China.

mjonian · 3rd January 2018 at 15:57

It’s not working in MacOS…

mjonian · 3rd January 2018 at 16:15

Not working in MacOS

Nicolas · 13th April 2018 at 21:32

I would like to know if you just stopped the development or if you are looking forward to continue developing Docear. I am starting my PhD and would like to use it, but I do not want to get stuck at a dead end 🙁

    Joeran Beel · 14th April 2018 at 09:05

    As of now, the development is completely paused. I would love to continue the work, but I simply cannot say if and when this would happen.

Michelle · 25th April 2018 at 21:04

Hi! Is there a fix for MacOS? Just wondering… thanks!

Michelle E. · 25th April 2018 at 22:30

Hi! Just wondering if that enterprising user also offered a patch for MacOSX? Just wondering! Thanks!

    Joeran Beel · 26th April 2018 at 10:53

    The update should work with all operating systems

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