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How to make software fit in research citation graphs

Druskat, Stephan (2019) How to make software fit in research citation graphs. RSEConUK 2019 - 4th Conference of Research Software Engineering, 17. Sep. - 19. Sep. 2019, Birmingham, UK. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.9884261.v1

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Abstract

References between research products (papers, monographs, software, data, etc.) provide context, inform about predecessors and precedents, and make it possible to trace citation, which in turn provides credit for researchers and institutions. Together, research products, researchers, institutions, and the relations between them form a graph, a "research citation graph". With the increasing awareness of the importance of software for research, and ongoing efforts to make citation work for software, I look at modeling software and its specific properties into this kind of graph, which has traditionally been used for text-based publications only. In this talk, I propose some changes that need to be made to fit software and their dependencies into a citation graph. These changes pertain to differences across types of research product, and concepts specific to software. I will suggest how to implement these changes for a citation system which is better suitable for providing fair credit for research software than what we have right now. And finally, I will give an outlook on future work on automatically retrieving citation graphs for software, and weighting relations in them.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/131395/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:How to make software fit in research citation graphs
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Druskat, StephanStephan.Druskat (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4925-7248
Date:18 September 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.6084/m9.figshare.9884261.v1
Status:Published
Keywords:research software, software citation, citation graphs, dependencies
Event Title:RSEConUK 2019 - 4th Conference of Research Software Engineering
Event Location:Birmingham, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17. Sep. - 19. Sep. 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben SISTEC
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Distributed Systems and Component Software
Deposited By: Druskat, Stephan
Deposited On:05 Dec 2019 09:20
Last Modified:05 Dec 2019 09:20

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