barth.netterfield at utoronto.ca
Wed Jul 23 16:37:51 UTC 2014
has a long discussion on the topic.
My personal opinion has been consistent with section 4.3, which argues that
software is not a citable publication, and should instead be referenced in the
text or in footnotes, as you would a particular piece of equipment. In this
case I would suggest referring to kst with the url (kst-plot.kde.org) and the
version you used.
An an alternative might be an acknowledgement. "This research used kst 2.0.7
Of course, this is by no means a settled question! There is a long history of
open source scientific software projects "requiring" citations or
acknowledgements to their code as a strongly encouraged requirement for its
use. But in this case, there is often (but not always) a reference
publication to cite. Such a thing is not really appropriate for kst.
On July 23, 2014 6:07:44 PM Agosti wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm writing a scientific publication using KST, what could be the best
> citation of KST software?
> Kst mailing list
> Kst at kde.org
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