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COPDESS Workshop: Overview of the Software Citation Guidance for Authors and Journals by the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group

Katz, Daniel S.; Chue Hong, Neil; Desai, Ankur; Harrison, Melissa; Muench, August; Stall, Shelley

This workshop is part of a series focused on editors of Earth, space, and environmental journals and other COPDESS stakeholders that focuses on relevant developments in data and software.

COPDESS Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, National Center for Supercomputing Applications  
  • Neil Chue Hong, Software Sustainability Institute / University of Edinburgh 


  • Ankur Desai, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Dept of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences / Editor for JGR Biogeosciences / AMS Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC) Commissioner 
  • Melissa Harrison, Head of Production Operations at eLife / Chair of JATS4R / Member of Board of Directors of Crossref 
  • August Muench, Data Editor for the Journals of the American Astronomical Society / Member of Asclepias Project team. 
  • Moderator: Shelley Stall, Sr. Director of Data Leadership at the American Geophysical Union 

Objective: Learn about the work of the FORCE11 Working Group to develop best practices for authors and journals for software citation.

Citing software is developing as a common practice.  Journals and editors need consistent guidance to provide authors.   The co-chairs will discuss the types of software citation, challenges, and recommended approaches.  Our panelists will share their own experiences around software citation followed by a discussion.


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