Issue 17008

Review proposed citation format for downloads

Reporter: peterdesmet
Assignee: kylecopas
Type: Feedback
Summary: Review proposed citation format for downloads
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2015-02-04 09:51:58.138
Updated: 2017-10-05 11:59:25.989
Resolved: 2017-10-05 11:59:25.958
Description: A download with a DOI has a "cite as format, e.g.

bq. (3rd February 2015) GBIF Occurrence Download

It looks a bit odd to me to have the full date between parenthesis and as the author. I would expect something like:

bq. GBIF (2015) GBIF occurrence download (Accessed 3 February 2015)

Note: review this with a real researcher, who has more experience with citation formats.

Alternative: provide different citation styles, just like Zenodo does (see right hand menu):]]>

Comment: Any comments please [] [~kylecopas]?
Created: 2015-02-04 10:02:40.222
Updated: 2015-02-04 10:02:40.222

Author: kylecopas
Created: 2015-02-04 10:18:39.668
Updated: 2015-02-04 10:18:39.668
Proposed refinements are great. We were simply trying to keep the citation phrasing and syntax logical and recognizable.

I'd see adding support for different citation styles as a very worthwhile feature request, given that we *really do* want to support systematic accurate citations by researchers. If it can be scoped and added with minimal effort now, during the 'quiet release' phase, it would be a very nice feature to include when we publicize it. If not, I really would place it toward the top of the hopper. 

Created: 2015-02-04 10:09:32.788
Updated: 2015-02-04 10:09:32.788
changing the citation needs to be done in various code bases:
 - portal freemarker (common macros)
 - occurrence
 - possibly registry

Created: 2015-02-04 11:32:57.476
Updated: 2015-02-04 11:33:18.438
Here is an example from Zenodo:

All the citation styles I select remain the same text.  The proposal for the new (single) format will be as follows:
bq. GBIF (2015) GBIF occurrence download (Accessed 3 February 2015)

What exactly is being requested for other formats please?


Author: kylecopas
Created: 2015-02-04 12:04:00.288
Updated: 2015-02-04 12:04:00.288
Candidates would include Harvard (nominally our preferred style), APA, BibTeX, Cell, Chicago, Nature, and Science. I'd like to retract my earlier suggestion, though, that this rise to the top of features to implement. Unless we learn of demand for it, a single consistent citation should suffice.

Witness, for instance, PLOS ONE:

Author: hoefft
Comment: This has since been discussed extensively by the ahahn and the data products team. The decided format is in the API. If the decition is to be ropen then please create a new issue on github
Created: 2017-10-05 11:59:25.972
Updated: 2017-10-05 11:59:25.972