Article: “Journal Production Guidance for Software and Data Citations”
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Shelley Stall, Geoffrey Bilder, Matthew Cannon, Neil Chue Hong, Scott Edmunds, Christopher C. Erdmann, Michael Evans, Rosemary Farmer, Patricia Feeney, Michael Friedman, Matthew Giampoala, R. Brooks Hanson, Melissa Harrison, Dimitris Karaiskos, Daniel S. Katz, Viviana Letizia, Vincent Lizzi, Catriona MacCallum, August Muench, Kate Perry, Howard Ratner, Uwe Schindler, Brian Sedora, Martina Stockhause, Randy Townsend, Jake Yeston & Timothy Clark
Scientific Data (Sci Data) 10, 656 (2023)
Software and data citation are emerging best practices in scholarly communication. This article provides structured guidance to the academic publishing community on how to implement software and data citation in publishing workflows. These best practices support the verifiability and reproducibility of academic and scientific results, sharing and reuse of valuable data and software tools, and attribution to the creators of the software and data. While data citation is increasingly well-established, software citation is rapidly maturing. Software is now recognized as a key research result and resource, requiring the same level of transparency, accessibility, and disclosure as data. Software and data that support academic or scientific results should be preserved and shared in scientific repositories that support these digital object types for discovery, transparency, and use by other researchers. These goals can be supported by citing these products in the Reference Section of articles and effectively associating them to the software and data preserved in scientific repositories. Publishers need to markup these references in a specific way to enable downstream processes.
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