Citing Slicer modules/extensions


(Murat Maga) #1

When I use Slicer in a publication, I have been citing this paper.

Kikinis R, Pieper SD, Vosburgh KG. 2014. 3D Slicer: A Platform for Subject-Specific Image Analysis, Visualization, and Clinical Support. In: Intraoperative Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy. Springer, New York, NY. p 277–289. Available from: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-7657-3_19

However, there are many extensions and other functionalities that are not part of the core, where citing only this paper is not appropriate to acknowledge their contributions. I also noticed that acknowledgement sections of modules usually does not necessarily provide a citation, beyond a URL to documentation, which is under help.

What I had in mind is something similar to R citation function. e.g. for a non-peer reviewed contribution:

citation(‘Hotelling’)

To cite package ‘Hotelling’ in publications use:

James M. Curran (2013). Hotelling: Hotelling’s T-squared test and variants. R package version
1.0-2. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=Hotelling

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

@Manual{,
title = {Hotelling: Hotelling’s T-squared test and variants},
author = {James M. Curran},
year = {2013},
note = {R package version 1.0-2},
url = {https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=Hotelling},
}

or a peer-reviewed paper example

citation(‘geomorph’)

To cite package ‘geomorph’ in a publication use:

Adams, D.C., and E. Otarola-Castillo. 2013. geomorph: an R package for the collection and analysis
of geometric morphometric shape data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 4:393-399.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

@Article{,
title = {geomorph: an R package for the collection and analysis of geometric morphometric shape data},
author = {D.C. Adams and E. Otarola-Castillo},
journal = {Methods in Ecology and Evolution},
year = {2013},
volume = {4},
pages = {393-399},
}

As geomorph is evolving quickly, you may want to cite also its version number (found with
‘library(help = geomorph)’).