So I am still digging myself into JabRef and before I start to build a larger database I want to know exactly what I am doing. I would like to use the newer biblatex. In a newly created database, the entry editor shows journal and journaltitle as well as year and date. In an older thread it was said the bibtex field “journal” should be in the Other fields tab. (Backwards compatibility to Bibtex gone?)
Has this behaviour changed? Which field am I supposed to use or should I use both? Of course I’d like the fields I don’t have to use to not be in the way.
Edit: Okay, this is really tricky for me: So with “Customize entry types” I can change the required field “journal/journaltitle” to “journaltitle” and the superfluous field disapperas in the entry editor. What is the rationale behind including both fields by default (backwards compatibility to bibtex?)?
How am I supposed to use the newer “date” field? Just put in the year as I don’t need additional information for references? I am aware that these are not strictly JabRef-related questions, but any hints or links to introductions are really appreciated! The material I can find is mostly outdated, e.g. the useful German manual (https://manuals.jabref.org/JabRef-UserManual_de.pdf).