Pybtex is a BibTeX-compatible bibliography processor written in Python. Pybtex aims to be 100% compatible with BibTeX. It accepts the same command line options, fully supports BibTeX’s .bst styles and produces byte-identical output. Additionally:

  • Pybtex is Unicode-aware.
  • Pybtex supports bibliography formats other than BibTeX.
  • It is possible to write formatting styles in Python.
  • As a bonus, Pythonic styles can produce HTML, Markdown and other markup besides the usual LaTeX.

Pybtex also includes a Python API for managing bibliographies from Python.