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Receiving credit for software: slides and resources

Though computational methods are widely used in many disciplines, those who author these methods have not always received credit for their work. The slides available here cover recent changes in astronomy, and indeed, in many other disciplines, that include new journals, policy changes for existing journals, community resources, changes to infrastructure, and availability of new workflows that make recognizing the contributions of software authors easier. They also cover steps coders can take to increase the probability of having their software cited correctly and steps researchers can take to improve their articles by including citations for the computational methods that enabled their research.

Slides (PDF)


Journal of Open Source Software (JORS)

Astronomy and Computing (A&C)

Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology (ComAC)


Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS)

Computing and Software for Big Science

Research Notes of the AAS

Change leaders and guidelines

Force11/Force11 Software Citation Principles


CITATION file format (CFF)

Working toward Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE)

FAIR principles

Social coding sites and archival services



Software Heritage



Other resources


arXiv/arXiv Next Generation