Software in the scientific literature: Problems with seeing, finding, and using software mentioned in the biology literature

@article{Howison2016SoftwareIT,
  title={Software in the scientific literature: Problems with seeing, finding, and using software mentioned in the biology literature},
  author={James Howison and Julia Bullard},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2016},
  volume={67},
  pages={2137-2155}
}
Software is increasingly crucial to scholarship, yet the visibility and usefulness of software in the scientific record are in question. Just as with data, the visibility of software in publications is related to incentives to share software in reusable ways, and so promote efficient science. In this article, we examine software in publications through content analysis of a random sample of 90 biology articles. We develop a coding scheme to identify software “mentions” and classify them… CONTINUE READING
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