Citable Software (*.cff)

In order to make software easily citable, a “citation file format” *.CITATION.cff should be included in the root of the repository.

In R the citation of a given package can be extracted as follows (using BibTeX for LaTex).



Smith, Arfon M., Katz, Daniel S., Niemeyer, Kyle E., & FORCE11 Software Citation Working Group. (2016). Software citation principles. PeerJ Computer Science, 2, e86.

Katz, Daniel S, & Smith, Arfon M. (2015). Implementing transitive credit with JSON-LD. Journal of Open Research Software, 3(e7).

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