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.

cff-version: 1.0.3
message: If you use this software, please cite it as below.
  - family-names: Germann
    given-names: Christopher, Benjamin
title: Psychology Meta Search Tool
version: 1.0.2
date-released: 2012-07-16

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


#To cite ggplot2 in publications, please use:
#H. Wickham. ggplot2: elegant graphics for data analysis. Springer New York, 2009.
#A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

   author = {Hadley Wickham},
   title = {ggplot2: elegant graphics for data analysis},
   publisher = {Springer New York},
   year = {2009},
   isbn = {978-0-387-98140-6},
   url = {},



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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