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Re: Citing PSPP

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Citing PSPP
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 20:30:29 +0000
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On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 10:10:19AM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     Jason Stover <address@hidden> writes:
     > On Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 06:26:55PM -0400, David Sean wrote:
     >> What is the preferred way to cite the use of PSPP in scientific 
     > It looks like no one has responded, so here is my best attempt:
     > There is no standard way to cite PSPP that I know of, but PSPP is part
     > of the GNU project, so you could give a reference like
     > B. Pfaff, J. Darrington et. al. GNU PSPP.
     I think that David mentioned in IRC that citations of webpages
     weren't really looked on well in his journal.

One of the reasons that web citations are looked upon poorly is their transient 
nature.  There are a number of projects which have been set up to try to 
address this. One
such project is

Another problem is their lack of peer review.  I've been considering if it 
would be appropriate
to submit something to   They seem to be a reasonably 
journal, and apparently accept "white papers".


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