Software Archiving Resources for Researchers

 

The following resources will help you increase the visibility and availability of your work which in turn enables reproducibility and reuse.

 

right-arrow Where to actively develop your software?
right-arrow Where to put archival versions of your software?
right-arrow How to cite software / make your software citable?
right-arrow How to license your software openly?
right-arrow Where to publish software?
right-arrow Additional resources
Where to actively develop your software?

Publicly available, discipline agnostic collaborative code development platforms:

Where to put archival versions of your software?

Discipline agnostic repositories/archives:

How to cite software / make your software citable?
How to license your software openly?
Where to publish software?

Apart from traditional research journals, there are journals which aim to recognize the substantial scholarship involved in creating software and are more oriented to describing the software itself, rather than the results generated from it. Some software-specific journals are:

  • SoftwareX – aims to acknowledge the impact of software on today’s research practice, and on new scientific discoveries in almost all research domains.
  • Journal of Open Research Software (JORS) – features peer reviewed Software Metapapers describing research software with high reuse potential.
  • Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) – an academic journal with a rigorous peer review process that is designed to improve the quality of the software submitted. More information here.
Additional resources