Error: File type must be text/x-bibtex

Jérémy Pasquereau 2 years ago updated by Christian Fritz 2 years ago 6


When I (try to) upload my .bib file, I get the following error message: Error: File type must be text/x-bibtex. The .bib file I use is one generated by JabRef to contain my publications only. How do I fix this error?

Under review

This seems to be an issue with your browser, since it is the browser who determines the mime-type based on the file extension. Which OS and browser do you use?

I am getting the same error with Chrome and Safari on MacOS.

Hi Mark, could you send me the file you are testing with?

Yes; where do I send it?

Please send it to support@bibbase.org. I will get it. Thanks.


We were able to debug and resolve this. The issue was that MacOS doesn't seem to recognize the extension .bib as bibtex files.