FORCE11 is a community that brings together a wide range of people around common goals. This article introduces the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group.
FORCE11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Individually and collectively, the members of FORCE11 aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology.
|Article title||Software Citation Principles|
|Author(s)||Arfon M. Smith, Daniel S. Katz, Kyle E. Niemeyer|
The earlier FORCE11 Software Citation Working Group developed a set of Software Citation Principles which are described in the above paper, together with discussion of how and why these specific principles support good software citation policies.
|Organization name||FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group|
|Focus||Software publishing and citation|
The FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group builds on the prior group's work. The activities of the Software Citation Implementation Working Group are to work with relevant stakeholders (publishers, librarians, archivists, funders, repository developers, other community forums with related working groups, etc.) to:
- Endorse the principles.
- Develop sets of guidelines for implementing the principles.
- Help implement the principles.
- Test specific implementations of the principles. During this process, the principles may also be updated based on feedback from the activities.
|Article Title||Recognizing the value of software: a software citation guide|
|Author(s)||Daniel S. Katz, Neil P. Chue Hong, Tim Clark, August Muench, Shelley Stall, Daina Bouquin, Matthew Cannon, Scott Edmunds, Telli Faez, Patricia Feeney, Martin Fenner, Michael Friedman, Gerry Grenier, Melissa Harrison, Joerg Heber, Adam Leary, Catriona MacCallum, Hollydawn Murray, Erika Pastrana, Katherine Perry, Douglas Schuster, Martina Stockhause, Jake Yeston|
|Focus||Software citation, scholarly communication, guidelines|
This more recent paper from the working group provides broadly applicable guidance on software citation for the communities and institutions publishing academic journals and conference proceedings. Specific essentials and examples are provided to guide readers through the important parts of properly citing software.
This article was originally published on August 11, 2019.