Citation File Format

The Citation File Format lets you provide citation metadata for software or datasets in plaintext files that are easy to read by both humans and machines.

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Cite this software

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DOI:
[[ releases.length > 0 ? releases[selectedIndex].doi : conceptDOI ]]
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What Citation File Format can do for you

  1. Users of your software can easily cite it using the metadata from CITATION.cff.
  2. If your repository is hosted on GitHub, they will show the citation information in the sidebar, which makes it easy for visitors to cite your software or dataset correctly.
  3. When you publish your software on Zenodo via the GitHub-Zenodo integration, they will use the metadata from your CITATION.cff file.
  4. People can import the correct reference to your software into the Zotero reference manager via a browser plugin.
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Programming Language
  • YAML
License
  • CC-BY-4.0
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Participating organizations

Contributors

  • Stephan Druskat
    DLR
  • Jurriaan H. Spaaks
    Netherlands eScience Center

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