Adding citations as part of the software publication process – Daniel S. Katz's blog

lterrat's bookmarks 2017-04-09


"I see two potential options, which somewhat overlap:

  1. Software publishing venues (e.g., zenodo and figshare) could create a mechanism for submitters to provide citation information when they submit software for publication.
  2. Software developers could add a file (perhaps called 'REFERENCES'?) in their repositories.  This file would contain a list of reference for the software in the repository, and ideally would be both human and machine-readable.

If 2 was implemented, the software publishers could ingest this file, making 1 easier.

To make this happen, we would need:

  1. The software community to agree that there is value is having references to other products (software, papers, data, etc.) as part of their work
  2. The software (and publisher?) community to agree on a standard way to record these references
  3. Software publishers to implement this as part of the submission/publication process

I think this is 100% feasible, and technically relatively simple.

If this makes sense, how could we move forward?

Are there other, better options?"


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Date tagged:

04/09/2017, 22:44

Date published:

04/09/2017, 18:44