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Connects a Zotero account for adding references to the document in full accordance with the chosen style guides.

Plugin type: visual, non-system.

Supported editors: documents.

Analogues: Mendeley, EasyBib.


Available by default in ONLYOFFICE Enterprise Edition, Community Edition (Document Server + Community Server), and ONLYOFFICE cloud.

You can also download this plugin from the ONLYOFFICE App Directory and install it following the desktop installation instruction.

Connect ONLYOFFICE to Zotero account
  1. Find the plugin on the Plugins tab.
  2. Log in to your Zotero account.
  3. Follow the Zotero API settings link from the plugin's window. If you are logged in, you'll be able to proceed. If you are not logged in, you'll see an error message. In this case, click Log in (top right corner of your screen).
  4. Press Create new private key.
  5. Fill in Key Description, make sure the Allow library access box is checked and press Save Key.
  6. Copy the newly created key, paste to the API Key field in the plugin's interface, and save it.
  1. Find the plugin on the Plugins tab.
  2. Find the necessary bibliography by author, title, or year.
  3. Select all the necessary sources.
  4. Choose the reference style from the Style pull-down menu.
  5. Click the Insert Bibliography button. The bibliography list will be inserted at the cursor position.
Known issues

For CentOS users with SELinx enabled, after copying the src folder to sdkjs-plugins, plugins may not work due to the variable file security context. To restore the rights, use the following command:

sudo restorecon -Rv /var/www/onlyoffice/documentserver/sdkjs-plugins/

After that restart the services:

sudo supervisorctl restart ds:docservice
Plugin structure

Repository on GitHub:

  1. config.json, index.html, and code.js
  2. Icons
  3. plugin_style.css are used to adjust the plugin style.
  4. The translations folder contains translations into Russian, German, Spanish, Czech, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, and French.
  5. zotero.js allows the user to get access to their Zotero account.
  6. Third-party services:
    • fetch-polyfill - a project that implements a subset of the standard Fetch specification, enough to make fetch a viable replacement for most uses of XMLHttpRequest in traditional web applications. License: MIT
    • promise-polyfill - lightweight ES6 Promise polyfill for the browser and node. License: MIT.
    • url-polyfill - Polyfill URL and URLSearchParams to match last WHATWG specifications. License: MIT.
    "name": "Zotero",
	"nameLocale": {
        "ru": "Zotero",
        "fr": "Zotero",
        "es": "Zotero",
        "de": "Zotero"
    "guid" : "asc.{BFC5D5C6-89DE-4168-9565-ABD8D1E48711}",
	"version": "1.0.0",

    "variations" : [
            "description": "Create bibliographies in the required style using Zotero service.",
            "descriptionLocale": {
                    "ru": "Оформляйте библиографические списки в нужном стиле с помощью Zotero.",
                    "fr": "Créez des bibliographies dans le style nécessaire avec Zotero.",
                    "es": "Cree bibliografías en el estilo requerido utilizando el servicio Zotero.",
                    "de": "Erstellen Sie Literaturverzeichnisse im gewünschten Stil mittels Zotero."
            "url": "index.html",
            "icons": [ "resources/light/icon.png", "resources/light/icon@2x.png" ],
            "icons2": [
                        "style" : "light",
                        "100%": {
                            "normal": "resources/light/icon.png"
                        "125%": {
                            "normal": "resources/light/icon@1.25x.png"
                        "150%": {
                            "normal": "resources/light/icon@1.5x.png"
                        "175%": {
                            "normal": "resources/light/icon@1.75x.png"
                        "200%": {
                            "normal": "resources/light/icon@2x.png"
                        "style" : "dark",
                        "100%": {
                            "normal": "resources/dark/icon.png"
                        "125%": {
                            "normal": "resources/dark/icon@1.25x.png"
                        "150%": {
                            "normal": "resources/dark/icon@1.5x.png"
                        "175%": {
                            "normal": "resources/dark/icon@1.75x.png"
                        "200%": {
                            "normal": "resources/dark/icon@2x.png"
            "isViewer": false,
            "EditorsSupport": [ "word" ],
            "initDataType": "text",
            "initData": "",
            "isVisual": true,
            "isModal": false,
            "isInsideMode": true,
            "initOnSelectionChanged": false,
            "store": {
                "background": {
                    "light" : "#2D3037",
                    "dark" : "#2D3037"
                "screenshots" : ["resources/store/screenshots/screen_1.png"],
                "icons"       : {
                    "light" : "resources/store/icons",
                    "dark"  : "resources/store/icons"
Methods and events

If you want to request a feature or report a bug regarding this plugin, use the issues section on GitHub.