On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 6:16 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com>wrote:

> 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?
>
>
Hi, Peter.

I think this can be useful for tool authors, developers, and users.  As for
markup, bibtex has low barriers to entry, is a stable format, and could
easily be included in a <citation> tag as text and used semantically when
available.

Sean
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