Re: [Rd] Citation for R

From: <Friedrich.Leisch_at_tuwien.ac.at>
Date: Tue 14 Jun 2005 - 07:22:34 GMT

>>>>> 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.
>>
>> -thomas
  > 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
  > extent.

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.

Fritz



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