Workflows for software citation and discovery
Within the Earth and Space Sciences, data is being generated, collected, processed and analysed in ever greater amounts and detail. However a major challenge for this field, as well many others, is that it can be hard to cite and reference software to improve credit and reproducibility.
FORCE11, a community-led forum for discussion of the future of research communication and e-Scholarship, has been advocating for the concept of software citation as a method to allow software developers and maintainers to receive academic credit for their work, by using persistent identifiers such as DOIs to enable researchers to more easily cite the software they use. The publication of the Software Citation Principles is the first step on a journey towards making research software more findable and reusable. In the Earth and Space Sciences, the ESIP Software and Services Citation Cluster is developing recommendations and best practices for software and services citations to take this forward.
This talk will summarise the Software Citation Principles, and give examples of workflows for software citation, software discovery and software credit that make use of them. It will also talk about the remaining challenges, and what the community can do to help overcome them.
- Geospatial Information Systems
- Marine Geoscience
- Planetary Science (excl. Extraterrestrial Geology)
- Solid Earth Sciences
- Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified
- Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
- Space Science
- Space and Solar Physics
- Software Engineering
- Open Software
- Computer Software
- Computer Software not elsewhere classified