Software citation principles for credit and reuse

Poster presented at SIAM CSE17 PP108 Minisymposterium: Software Productivity and Sustainability for CSE and Data Science

In this poster, we present software citation as a method to ensure credit for and identification, discovery, and reuse of software in scientific and engineering research. This poster documents efforts by the both the FORCE11 Software Citation Working Group ( and WSSSPE working group on software credit ( We discuss the six principles of software citation, related work, and key challenges/research directions, including suggestions for metadata necessary for software citation and some examples.