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Daniel W. Hieber for Digital Linguistics

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Adding citations to GitHub repositories

Tucked away in GitHub's changelog for July is a nifty new feature that should thrill academics everywhere: the ability to add citation files to your repository, telling users how to cite your software or data.

Now, if you add a CITATION.cff file to the root of your repository in Citation File Format, GitHub will automatically parse the information into APA and BibTeX formats and include a "Cite this repository" link in the About sidebar.


Check out the complete documentation on using GitHub citation files here.

Happy citing, and may your h-index always be high!

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