How to make it easy for your software to get cited?

1. Create a DOI for your software if there isn't a software paper

  • Zenodo will mint a new DOI for every release on GitHub.
  • Or you can upload to Figshare to get a DOI.

2. Alert users to your citation with a file named CITATION

  • Include your DOI, a suggested citation, and raw BibTeX
  • Check out the example

3. Remind users to cite you when they run your software.

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shouldacite was created as a part of the Collaborations Workshop 16 Hackathon by: