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From: Hans Dembinski (hans.dembinski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2024-02-15 10:22:28

Dear all,

Nick Smith, an academic colleague, approached me with the question of how to cite Boost in academic works. As far as I am aware, we don't have a policy on that. Here is a proposal, mainly directed towards the admins of the Boost super-project on Github.

Since a few years now <> provides an easy to make software citable without requiring us to publish a paper in some journal. You can just sign in to Zenodo with your Github account and enable your repositories. On the next release, a Zenodo entry will be automatically generated, that academics can then cite easily.

The procedure (with pictures) is explained here:

I use Zenodo since a while for my scientific Python libraries and it works well. Once you set it up, it is a maintenance-free solution.

It would be great if the admins of would set this up for the Boost super-project, so that all of Boost becomes citable on the next release.

Best regards,

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