[Rd] Citation for R
Friedrich.Leisch at tuwien.ac.at
Tue Jun 14 09:22:34 CEST 2005
>>>>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 08:42:59 +1000 (EST),
>>>>> Gordon K Smyth (GKS) wrote:
> On Tue, June 14, 2005 12:49 am, Thomas Lumley said:
>> On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, Gordon K Smyth wrote:
>>> This is just a note that R would get a lot more citations if the
>>> recommended citation was an article in a recognised journal or from a
>>> recognised publisher.
>> This is unfortunately true, but R is *not* an article or a book, it is a
>> piece of software. I don't think I'm the only person who thinks it is
>> counterproductive in the long run to encourage users to cite an article
>> that they probably haven't read instead of citing the software they
>> actually used.
>> Jan's suggestion of the Journal of Statistical Software might provide a
>> solution, since JSS *does* publish software.
> In the biology world, it is common to publish an article
> announcing a software project, and to cite that. The referees of
> the article are expected to try out and comment on the software.
> This gives the authors credit, and ensures that both the article
> and the software have been peer refereed, at least to a limited
How do you cite books in this world, or to but the question in another
way: How do you make sure a book is peer-reviewd? After all it is
quite easy to become a "publisher" and publish ones own books. Many
university departments I know are registered ISBN publishers
(including our department). Must be hard to distinguish "real" books
from others, I guess.
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