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Open source and DOI

  1. Australia
  2. Canada
  3. Germany
  4. Netherlands
  5. New Zealand
  6. South Africa
  7. United Kingdom
  8. United States
  9. World

RSEs is an hybrid role between a researcher and a software developer. We investigated both of these aspects concerning publication and dissemination of their work, one on the traditional aspect of it (publications and conference) and, as developed here, on the more software aspect (open source and DOI).

We asked the participants if they have ever released their work under open source licence but also questions about the referencing system. We asked them how often they reference software, and if they use DOI for it, and which tools for it.

We also asked them if they have an ORCID ID, a system that gives a unique reference ID for the researcher.

Questions in this section:

  • How often do you use an open-source licence for your software? (likert scale)
  • How often do you reference software directly or the papers describing the software? (likert scale)
  • How often do you associate your software with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)? (likert scale)
  • Which tools do you use to mint a DOI (e.g. local library, Zenodo)? (free text)
  • Do you have an ORCID ID? (yes-no)

Australia

Open source use

Open source use for Australia Count Percentage Percentage in 2018 Difference with previous year
1 (None at all) nan nan nan nan
2 nan nan nan nan
3 1 3.23 4.55 -1.32
4 2 6.45 nan nan
5 1 3.23 6.82 -3.59
6 nan nan nan nan
7 2 6.45 3.41 3.04
8 7 22.58 15.91 6.67
9 2 6.45 11.36 -4.91
10 (All the time) 14 45.16 39.77 5.39

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Referencing software

Citation of software for Australia Count Percentage Percentage in 2018 Difference with previous year
1 (None at all) nan nan nan nan
2 1 3.57 3.41 0.16
3 3 10.71 9.09 1.62
4 nan nan nan nan
5 1 3.57 5.68 -2.11
6 2 7.14 2.27 4.87
7 2 7.14 3.41 3.73
8 4 14.29 11.36 2.92
9 3 10.71 9.09 1.62
10 (All the time) 10 35.71 31.82 3.9

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Use of Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Use of Digital Object Identifier for Australia Count Percentage Percentage in 2018 Difference with previous year
1 (None at all) nan nan nan nan
2 4 14.81 5.68 9.13
3 3 11.11 5.68 5.43
4 1 3.7 7.95 -4.25
5 3 11.11 5.68 5.43
6 1 3.7 6.82 -3.11
7 3 11.11 3.41 7.7
8 1 3.7 3.41 0.29
9 nan nan nan nan
10 (All the time) 3 11.11 6.82 4.29

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Tools used for DOI

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ORCID

Using ORCID for Australia Count Percentage Percentage in 2018 Difference with previous year
Yes 31 100 78.16 21.84
No nan nan 9.2 nan

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Canada

Open source use

Open source use for Canada Count Percentage Percentage in 2018 Difference with previous year
1 (None at all) nan nan nan nan
2 nan nan nan nan
3 nan nan nan nan
4 nan nan nan nan
5 1 9.09 nan nan
6 nan nan nan nan
7 1 9.09 nan nan
8 1 9.09 10 -0.91
9 2 18.18 nan nan
10 (All the time) 5 45.45 80 -34.55

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Referencing software

Citation of software for Canada Count Percentage
1 (None at all) nan nan
2 nan nan
3 nan nan
4 nan nan
5 nan nan
6 1 11.11
7 nan nan
8 nan nan
9 1 11.11
10 (All the time) 5 55.56

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Use of Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Use of Digital Object Identifier for Canada Count Percentage
1 (None at all) nan nan
2 nan nan
3 1 11.11
4 nan nan
5 3 33.33
6 nan nan
7 nan nan
8 nan nan
9 nan nan
10 (All the time) 2 22.22

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Tools used for DOI

2022-08-22T11:29:00.299768 image/svg+xml Matplotlib v3.5.2, https://matplotlib.org/

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ORCID

Using ORCID for Canada Count Percentage Percentage in 2018 Difference with previous year
Yes 9 90 90 0
No 1 10 nan nan

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Germany

Open source use

Open source use for Germany Count Percentage Percentage in 2018 Difference with previous year
1 (None at all) nan nan nan nan
2 13 5.99 6.42 -0.43
3 7 3.23 5.74 -2.52
4 nan nan nan nan
5 9 4.15 5.07 -0.92
6 5 2.3 2.36 -0.06
7 11 5.07 4.73 0.34
8 23 10.6 6.08 4.52
9 24 11.06 9.8 1.26
10 (All the time) 95 43.78 30.07 13.71

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Referencing software

Citation of software for Germany Count Percentage Percentage in 2018 Difference with previous year
1 (None at all) nan nan nan nan
2 9 4.89 10.14 -5.24
3 7 3.8 6.76 -2.95
4 8 4.35 4.39 -0.04
5 15 8.15 8.11 0.04
6 5 2.72 5.07 -2.35
7 22 11.96 6.42 5.54
8 19 10.33 7.09 3.23
9 20 10.87 5.74 5.13
10 (All the time) 58 31.52 22.64 8.89

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Use of Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Use of Digital Object Identifier for Germany Count Percentage Percentage in 2018 Difference with previous year
1 (None at all) nan nan nan nan
2 16 8.25 7.43 0.81
3 11 5.67 5.07 0.6
4 10 5.15 2.03 3.13
5 20 10.31 6.08 4.23
6 5 2.58 2.03 0.55
7 5 2.58 1.69 0.89
8 16 8.25 1.35 6.9
9 7 3.61 2.36 1.24
10 (All the time) 20 10.31 4.73 5.58

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Tools used for DOI

2022-08-22T11:29:07.507039 image/svg+xml Matplotlib v3.5.2, https://matplotlib.org/