I’ll be representing the ASCL at next month’s WSSSPE4 meeting in Manchester, and in October, the ASCL will be at ADASS XXVI and will hold an Advisory Committee (AC) meeting while there. Peter Teuben, chair of the ASCL AC, will moderate a Birds of a Feather session at ADASS on Implementing Ideas for Improving Software Citation and Credit; this is a follow-up on the discussion at last year’s BoF Improving Software Citation and Credit, with a goal of taking action on some of the ideas generated at last year’s BoF. Watch this space in October for more!
For January’s American Astronomy Society meeting in Texas, the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU and the ASCL have organized another Special Session, Perspectives in Research Software. This will follow the format of previous sessions, with presentations in the first half of the session and discussion open to all for the second half. Bruce Berriman from the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech will moderate; the presenters include Ivelina Momcheva (Space Telescope Science Institute), Tracy Teal (Data Carpentry), Lior Shamir (Lawrence Technological University), and Michael Hucka (Caltech). I’m rationally exuberant about this session!
… and which journals have the most?
I had software citations on my mind all last week, as the 3rd Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE3) was held last Monday and Tuesday in Boulder, CO, and I spent a good bit of my time there in the work group for Hacking the credit and citation ecosystem (making it work, or work better, for software). This made me curious as to which journals have citations to ASCL entries, and which have the most citations to ASCL entries. I was pretty sure I knew the answer to the latter, but it’s always good to test what one knows. So I went looking, and this what I found…
These three journals and arXiv hold 84% of citations to ASCL entries:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The Astrophysical Journal
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Other publications with citations to the ASCL include:
|The Astronomical Journal
Astronomy and Computing
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology
Computer Physics Communications
Journal of Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics
Journal of Physics Conference Series
|Journal of Physics G Nuclear Physics
Physical Review C
Physical Review D
Physical Review Letters
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica
Proceedings, too, including:
|18th European White Dwarf Workshop
19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Astronomical Society of India Conference Series
Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae VI Conference
|EAS Publications Series
SF2A-2014: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series
I appreciate ADS all over again for making it possible to compile this information so quickly.
The 2nd Working towards Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences workshop (WSSSPE) will be held in New Orleans on Sunday, November 16. The community was invited to submit short actionable papers for use in designing the workshop.
Getting a community to adopt better practices doesn’t usually happen overnight. The ASCL has looked at previous efforts to create code libraries or registries to try to find common barriers that may have inhibited widespread use of these services; the ASCL also has looked to specific management techniques adapted from business practice to encourage change. These findings and change management strategies are discussed in our #WSSSPE 2 paper.
The WSSSPE site lists all of the freely downloadable accepted papers.