Dear all, It has become a convention that each tool/wrapper in Galaxy includes citation instructions in their help text (although not all the tools do this - I think they should).
It occurred to me this could be formalised, with explicit markup in the tool XML file, embedding the citation (at very least with an identifier like the DOI or ISBN, there is probably a good existing XML standard that could be followed). Then, Galaxy would be able to automatically pull out a list of citations the tool authors have requested be cited, removing duplicates (e.g. matching DOI), from a history or a workflow. The aim of this is (a) to make it easier to write up your methods by supplying all the references, and (b) to help ensure tool authors get the acknowledgement they deserve. Does this sound like a good idea? Peter ___________________________________________________________ Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/