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How can I cite LimeSurvey (in an academic paper)? 2 years 3 months ago #78711

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Hey guys,

I love LimeSurvey, and use it for a number of academic research projects. I now write the first paper about data collected with LimeSurvey. Therefore, I would like to cite LimeSurvey. Perhaps it is useful if LimeSurvey promotes a standardized way of doing this? This would make it easy to track papers based on LimeSurvey, and recommending a way of crediting LimeSurvey would increase the probability that LimeSurvey is mentioned in a paper, thereby increasing the number of potential users you reach. Currently, I can cite the paper by Nicole Engard (www.mendeley.com/research/limesurvey-httplimesurveyorg/) or the documentation (www.mendeley.com/research/limesurvey-documentation/).

I think providing something like cran.r-project.org/doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html#Citing-R would be great. I would, however, not know how to complete this information in the case of LimeSurvey :-) This is about as far as I get:

@Manual{,
title = {LimeSurvey - The free and open source survey software
tool!},
author = {{LimeSurvey Development Team}},
organization = {LimeSurvey Development Team},
year = 2012,
url = {limesurvey.org}
}

Does there exist a 'LimeSurvey foundation' like you have for R? I guess that foundation's address would be the Limesurvey 'hometown'?

What do other users (and developers) think?
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Re: How can I cite LimeSurvey (in an academic paper)? 2 years 3 months ago #78714

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Re: How can I cite LimeSurvey (in an academic paper)? 2 years 3 months ago #78738

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Excellent, thanks! I didn't manage to find this using google or by search the forums. I just tried again and now this forum post shows up as second hit, so you're also helping people from the future with this question :-)
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Re: How can I cite LimeSurvey (in an academic paper)? 2 years 3 months ago #78739

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PS: For these people from the future (hi :-)): so the BibTeX entry would become:
     @Manual{,
       title        = {LimeSurvey: An Open Source survey tool},
       author       = {{LimeSurvey Project Team / Carsten Schmitz}},
       organization = {LimeSurvey Project},
       address      = {Hamburg, Germany},
       year         = 2012,
       url          = {http://www.limesurvey.org}
     }
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Re: How can I cite LimeSurvey (in an academic paper)? 2 years 3 months ago #78740

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www.limesurvey.org/en/about-limesurvey/license#citation

seems to be correct for me... probably since the default for me is dutch language. Also noticed the translated pages don't show this correctly.
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Re: How can I cite LimeSurvey (in an academic paper)? 2 years 3 months ago #78746

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mdekker wrote:
www.limesurvey.org/en/about-limesurvey/license#citation

seems to be correct for me... probably since the default for me is dutch language. Also noticed the translated pages don't show this correctly.
Thanks for notifying, Menno. can you please open a ticket at the bugtracker, there is a "website" section for this.

Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
(Limesurvey Head of Support)
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Contact: marcel.minke(at)limesurvey.org'"
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