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Improving Software Citation and Credit

Allen, Alice and Berriman, G. Bruce and DuPrie, Kimberly and Mink, Jessica and Nemiroff, Robert and Robitaille, Thomas and Shamir, Lior and Shortridge, Keith and Taylor, Mark and Teuben, Peter and Wallin, John (2016) Improving Software Citation and Credit. In: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series. No.512. Astronomical Society of the Pacific , San Francisco, CA, pp. 675-678. ISBN 978-1-58381-908-1.

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The past year has seen movement on several fronts for improving software citation, including the Center for Open Science's Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, the Software Publishing Special Interest Group that was started at January's AAS meeting in Seattle at the request of that organization's Working Group on Astronomical Software, a Sloan-sponsored meeting at GitHub in San Francisco to begin work on a cohesive research software citation-enabling platform, the work of Force11 to “transform and improve” research communication, and WSSSPE's ongoing efforts that include software publication, citation, credit, and sustainability. Brief reports on these efforts were shared at the BoF, after which participants discussed ideas for improving software citation, generating a list of recommendations to the community of software authors, journal publishers, ADS, and research authors. The discussion, recommendations, and feedback will help form recommendations for software citation to those publishers represented in the Software Publishing Special Interest Group and the broader community.

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Additional Information:© 2017 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Our thanks to all the attendees for their comments, ideas, and advocacy, and to the ADASS POC for accepting our BoF proposal.
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Series Name:Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 Sep 2018 19:50
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