Exoplanets & Exomoons

Improving The Visibility And Citability Of Exoplanet Research Software

By Keith Cowing
Status Report
January 2, 2024
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Improving The Visibility And Citability Of Exoplanet Research Software
NASA’s Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) is a free online registry for source codes of interest to astronomers, astrophysicists, and planetary scientists.

It lists, and in some cases houses, software that has been used in research appearing in or submitted to peer-reviewed publications. As of December 2023, it has over 3300 software entries and is indexed by NASA’s Astrophysics Data System (ADS) and Clarivate’s Web of Science.

In 2020, NASA created the Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center (EMAC). Housed at the Goddard Space Flight Center, EMAC serves, in part, as a catalog and repository for exoplanet research resources. EMAC has 240 entries (as of December 2023), 78% of which are for downloadable software.

This oral presentation covered the collaborative work the ASCL, EMAC, and ADS are doing to increase the discoverability and citability of EMAC’s software entries and to strengthen the ASCL’s ability to serve the planetary science community. It also introduced two new projects, Virtual Astronomy Software Talks (VAST) and Exoplanet Virtual Astronomy Software Talks (exoVAST), that provide additional opportunities for discoverability of EMAC software resources.

Alice Allen, Alberto Accomazzi, Joe P. Renaud

Comments: 3 figures
Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as: arXiv:2312.17297 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2312.17297v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
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From: Alice Allen
[v1] Thu, 28 Dec 2023 16:34:34 UTC (1,872 KB)

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