Software Policies
Over the last few years, publishers have been making their Software Citation Policies known either at the publisher level or at the journal level. These policies range in their mandate but many require authors to cite the software central to their findings, following published guidance from the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group.

CHORUS has created a centralized index of these policies with links to the publisher’s site. This chart will be updated at least annually.

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Publisher Policy URL Policy Type Date
AAAS* Publisher
AAS* Publisher Jan 1, 2016
AGU* June 11, 2021
AMetSociety* Publisher 2019
Elsevier* Publisher
F1000 Publisher
GigaScience Press Journal
IOP Publishing* Publisher
OUP* Publisher 2021
PLoS Publisher 2019
Springer Nature* Publisher
Taylor & Francis Publisher

Notes: * Asterisks indicate CHORUS Publisher Members. Chart will be updated at least annually.




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Last updated 21 February 2022