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submission summary for #WSSSPE Policy session on Credit, Citation, and Impact


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submission summary for #WSSSPE Policy session on Credit, Citation, and Impact
presentation by Heather Piwowar

November 2013

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submission summary for #WSSSPE Policy session on Credit, Citation, and Impact

  1. 1. WSSSPE session on Policy: Credit, Citation, Impact #wssspe November  2013 submissions  summary   by  Heather  Piwowar,  @ImpactStory
  2. 2. Matthew Knepley, Jed Brown, Lois Curfman McInnes, Barry Smith Accurately Citing Software and Algorithms Used in Publications
  3. 3. The PETSc numerical libraries implement hundreds of published algorithms and can use over 50 optional external software packages. When users publish results based on a simulation involving PETSc, how do they know what papers they should cite as relevant and essential to their simulation?
  4. 4. model where the library itself generates the bibtex items based on exactly what algorithms and portions of the code are used in the application.
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  6. 6. Jason Priem, Heather Piwowar Toward a comprehensive impact report for every software project
  7. 7. Alternative metrics, Alternative products (formerly total-impact)
  8. 8. bare-bones support for software today:
  9. 9. Proposal to extend open­source ImpactStory web application: (a) text-mine the bulk of the scholarly literature for mentions of software (b) track downloads, installations, conversation, and reverse dependencies (c) present impacts in a “research package” integrating diverse research outputs.
  10. 10. Daniel S. Katz Citation and Attribution of Digital Products: Social and Technological Concerns
  11. 11. we need to develop and build a set of tools and practices that: (1) register digital products and those who should be credited for those products (2) track usage of the products, and tie this usage to future products.
  12. 12. Product A is a software package equally written by two authors: map is 50% credit to each. Product B is a paper that depended on this package, and the authors assign 10% credit to the package. Transitive credit: the two authors of software package Product A now each fairly claim 5% credit for paper Product B. If another paper is later written that extends the product B paper and gives 10% credit to that paper, the software package developers will also have 0.5% credit for the new paper.
  13. 13. Neil Chue Hong, Brian Hole, Samuel Moore Software Papers: improving the reusability and sustainability of scientific software
  14. 14. Journal of Open Research Software an open access software metajournal papers describing research software with high reuse potential paper and metadata is peer reviewed.
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  17. 17. Frank Löffler, Steven R. Brandt, Gabrielle Allen and Erik Schnetter Cactus: Issues for Sustainable Simulation Software
  18. 18. The most severe problem for developers in most computational sciences currently is that while most of the work is done creating hopefully well-written, sustainable software, the academic success is often exclusively tied to the solution of the scientific problem the software was designed for.
  19. 19. Any requirement for citation would conflict with its free-software license.
  20. 20. Common Starting Point We need to improve credit for software that gets used.
  21. 21. Common Issues people aren’t citing people don’t know what to cite software libraries, especially, are getting shortchanged the links between software and literature are complex. this is a source of strength, and needs to be modelled as such.
  22. 22. Common Solutions make it citeable track what software it is that people have been using help people determine what they should cite
  23. 23. Issues undiscussed in these papers how to get people to cite - did discuss make it citeable, make it easy to cite - but what about raising expectations so it is expected? or push notifications (“have you cited this lately”) ? or journal or funder requirements for citing citing a given version, especially as tied to reproducibility finely-grained authorship for old and large systems how to sustain these solutions
  24. 24. • For more on the workshop: • • • notes:  • #wssspe