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Title: Ten simple rules for writing a paper about scientific software.

Authors: Romano, Joseph D; Moore, Jason H

Published In PLoS Comput Biol, (2020 11)

Abstract: Papers describing software are an important part of computational fields of scientific research. These "software papers" are unique in a number of ways, and they require special consideration to improve their impact on the scientific community and their efficacy at conveying important information. Here, we discuss 10 specific rules for writing software papers, covering some of the different scenarios and publication types that might be encountered, and important questions from which all computational researchers would benefit by asking along the way.

PubMed ID: 33180774 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Computational Biology*; Humans; Internet; Publishing*; Research Personnel; Software*; Writing

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