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  • 1. German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin, Germany
  • 2. Netherlands eScience Center
  • 3. Software Sustainability Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 4. ITS Research IT, University of Manchester
  • 5. University of Sussex, Sussex Humanities Lab
  • 1. Software Heritage
  • 2. Software Sustainability Institute, University of Manchester, UK
  • 3. University of Tromsø, Norway
  • 4. Octiog, Inc., USA


CITATION.cff files are plain text files with human- and machine-readable citation information for software. Code developers can include them in their repositories to let others know how to correctly cite their software. This is the specification for the Citation File Format.


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