Citations for Software: Providing Identification, Access and Recognition for Research Software

  • Laura Soito University of New Mexico
  • Lorraine J Hwang University of California, Davis


Software plays a significant role in modern academic research, yet lacks a similarly significant presence in the scholarly record. With increasing interest in promoting reproducible research, curating software as a scholarly resource not only promotes access to these tools, but also provides recognition for the intellectual efforts that go into their development. This work reviews existing standards for identifying, promoting discovery of, and providing credit for software development work. In addition, it shows how these guidelines have been integrated into existing tools and community cultures, and provides recommendations for future software curation efforts.


Author Biography

Laura Soito, University of New Mexico
College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences Assistant Professor
Research Papers