Resources related to software citation, credit, and preservation

Selected Papers and Publications:

Title Year Source
Advancing Software Citation Implementation (Software Citation Workshop 2022) 2023 DOI
Journal Production Guidance for Software and Data Citations 2023 DOI
Asclepias: Software Citations Enter the Scholarly Literature World 2022 DOI
CiteLang: Modeling the Research Software Ecosystem 2022 DOI
“I Am Pretty Interested in Coding, Technology, and Infrastructure” 2022 DOI
Moving toward sustainable software citation practices to improve the quality of scientific research. 2022 DOI
Software Citation Workshop Results 2022 DOI
Software Metadata Recommended Format Guide (SMRF) 2022 DOI
Software publications with rich metadata: state of the art, automated workflows and HERMES concept 2022 DOI
CiteAs: Better Software through Sociotechnical Change for Better Software Citation 2021 DOI
In-code citation practices in open research software libraries 2021 DOI
Announcing biblatex-software: software citation made easy 2020 DOI
Automating Software Citation using GitCite 2020 DOI
Credit Lost: Two Decades of Software Citation in Astronomy 2020 DOI
Recognizing the value of software: a software citation guide 2020 DOI
Referencing Source Code Artifacts: A Separate Concern in Software Citation 2020 DOI
Assessing the Impact of Outreach Through Software Citation for Community Software in Geodynamics 2019 DOI
Research software citation in the Data Citation Index 2019 DOI
Software and Dependencies in Research Citation Graphs 2019 DOI
Software Citation Implementation Challenges 2019 DOI
Software Citation in Theory and Practice 2018 DOI
How is R cited in research outputs? Structure, impacts, and citation standard 2017 DOI
Software and the Scientist: Coding and Citation Practices in Geodynamics 2017 DOI
Software citation, reuse and metadata considerations: An exploratory study examining LAMMPS 2016 DOI
Software Citation Principles 2016 DOI
Software vs. data in the context of citation 2016 DOI
The challenge and promise of software citation for credit, identification, discovery, and reuse 2016 DOI
The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship 2016 DOI

Organizations and Projects Directory:

Organization Description Website
Asclepias Project The Asclepias Project builds networks of citations between the astronomical academic literature and software, helping you find the tools to push your research forward. Link
Astrophysics Data System (ADS) The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System is an online database of over 16 million astronomy and physics papers from both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed sources. Link
Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) Online registry of scientist-written software used in astronomy or astrophysics research. Link
CiteAs An easy way for researchers to correctly cite the research software they use. Link
Citation File Format (CFF) The Citation File Format lets you provide citation metadata for software or datasets in plaintext files that are easy to read by both humans and machines. Link
CLOCKSS Community governed and supported digital preservation archive for scholarly content. Link
CodeMeta Project The goal of CodeMeta is to create a concept vocabulary that can be used to standardize the exchange of software metadata across repositories and organizations. Link
Crossref Official digital object identifier Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation. Link
Data Curation Network (DCN) Community-led network of curators advancing open research by making data more ethical, reusable, and understandable. Link
DataCite International not-for-profit organization which aims to improve data citation. Link
Dataverse Project Open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. Link
EaaSI Sandbox Open Source Software Sandbox provides free, public access to emulated computer environments featuring operating systems and software from over twenty years of open source development. Link
Educopia Institute Fosters collaborative activities between libraries, museums, and other cultural memory organizations to advance the production, dissemination, and preservation of digital scholarship and scholarly resources. Link
FAIR4RS Working Group Aims to enable coordination of existing community-led discussions on how to define and apply FAIR principles to research software, and achieve adoption of these principles. Link
FORCE11 Community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Link
Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) Peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal covering open-source software from any research discipline. Link
MetaArchive Cooperative International digital preservation network composed of libraries, archives, and other memory institutions. Link
Netherlands eScience Center The Netherlands eScience Center is the national center of excellence for the development and application of research software to advance academic research. Link
Research Data Alliance (RDA) International organization focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities aimed to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and promote the acceleration of data driven innovation worldwide. Link
Research Resource Identification (RRID) Initiative RRIDs help authors identify all ‘key biological resources’, support the proper citation and authentication of each resource, and enable the FAIR sharing of resource information. Link
Research Software Alliance (ReSA) ReSA’s mission is to bring research software communities together to collaborate on the advancement of research software. Link
SciCodes Consortium Editors and maintainers of academic discipline and institutional software registries and repositories. Link
SciCrunch Collaboratively edited knowledge base about scientific resources. Link
Software Heritage The mission of Software Heritage is to collect, preserve and share all software that is publicly available in source code form, with the goal of building a common, shared infrastructure at the service of industry, research, culture and society as a whole. Link
Software Preservation Network (SPN) Leading organization established to facilitate and support software preservation efforts. Link
Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) National facility for cultivating and improving research software to support world-class research, headquartered at the University of Edinburgh. Link
Zenodo An open repository for all scholarship, enabling researchers from all disciplines to share and preserve their research outputs, regardless of size or format. Link