[open-science] Citation advantage to providing code / software?
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Mon Aug 11 13:13:18 UTC 2014
Hi Carl and William,
I'm guessing this is the paper Victoria was referring to (she was an
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On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM, William Gunn <william.gunn at gmail.com>
> Victoria Stodden said she knew of at least one example. I'll ask her if I
> see her again today.
> On Aug 8, 2014 12:37 PM, "Carl Boettiger" <cboettig at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I'm aware of a handful of papers that have sought to quantify the
>> influence of publishing data, e.g. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000308,
>> but I'm unaware of any study that has focused explicitly on those
>> papers providing code (against the relevant control-group), or
>> particularly those papers providing software packages (e.g. some
>> journals like Methods in Ecology and Evolution publish "Applications
>> Notes" about software that is intended for re-use, as well as
>> methodological descriptions that are not necessarily accompanied by
>> user-facing software).
>> Is anyone aware of such studies that could provide more information?
>> The closest thing I remember seeing was numbers of slightly higher
>> citations in articles in the Journal of Biostatistics that had
>> received their kitemark for providing code relative to those that had
>> not -- I believe in some work by Victoria Stodden but cannot seem to
>> find the reference. (Regardless I believe the sample size was small).
>> Thanks again for any references or leads,
>> Carl Boettiger
>> UC Santa Cruz
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