[Python-Dev] Official citation for Python

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 19:03:53 EDT 2018

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 14:19 Jacqueline Kazil <jackiekazil at gmail.com> wrote:

> The PSF has received a few inquiries asking the question — “How do I cite
> Python?”So, I am reaching out to you all to figure this out.
> (For those that don’t know my background, I have been in academia for a
> bit as a Ph.D student and have worked at the Library of Congress writing
> code to process Marc records <https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/>,
> among other things.)
> IMHO the citation for Python should be decided upon by the Python
> developers and should live somewhere on the site.
> Two questions to be answered…
>    1. What format should it take?
>    2. Where does it live on the site?
> To help frame the first one, I quickly wrote this up —
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R0mo8EYVIPNkmNBImpcZTbk0e78T2oU71ioX5NvVTvY/edit#
> tldr; Summary of possibilities…
>    1. Article for one citation (1 DOI, generated by the publication)
>    2. No article (many DOIs — one for each major version through Zenodo
>    <https://zenodo.org/record/1404209> (or similar service))
> Discuss.

Hi Jackie!

FWIW, this has come up a few times in the past on python-ideas and/or
python-dev.  Sorry I don't have more info.  Alas, if I were at my computer
I could offer specifics. :)

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/attachments/20180909/07fba79e/attachment.html>

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list