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
AAAS* Publisher
AAS* Publisher
ACM* Publisher
ACS* Publisher
AGU* Publisher
AMetSociety* Publisher
The Company of Biologists Publisher
CSIRO Publishing Publisher
eLife Publisher
Elsevier* Publisher
F1000 Publisher
Frontiers Publisher
GigaScience Press Journal
IOP Publishing* Publisher
MDPI Publisher
OUP* Publisher
PLoS Publisher
Royal Society of Chemistry* Publisher
Society for Neuroscience Publisher
Springer Nature* Publisher
Taylor & Francis Publisher
The Royal Society Publisher
Wiley Publisher

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




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Last updated 19 September 2023