The INCF/OCNS Software Working Group

Dev session: Daniel S Katz, Neil Chue Hong: Software Citation Principles

Daniel S Katz and Neil Chue Hong will discuss principles of citing research software in this dev session.

  • Date: November 22, 2021, 1600 UTC (Click here to see your local time).

The abstract for the talk is below:

Today, software is a key part of almost all research, and the development and maintenance of this software is done by human beings, often in academia. It’s essential that these activities be seen as a valued element of scholarly work so that the people who do it have career paths that encourage them to continue to do it. One means of accomplishing this is to use the existing scholarly citation system.

The FORCE11 Software Citation working group developed a set of Software Citation Principles in 2016, and since then, the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation working group has been working with many types of stakeholders, including publishers, repositories, and standards, to implement the principles. We’ll talk about this work, the changes we’ve seen, what still needs to be done, and how the INCF community can participate.

The slides from this talk are available.