Acknowledging and Citing

If you use PlasmaPy for a project resulting in a publication, we ask that you cite both the specific version of PlasmaPy used in your project and an informational reference. Including these references provides credit to developers of PlasmaPy and enables greater scientific reproducibility.

Version 0.2.0 of PlasmaPy may be cited using the following reference.

The current standard informational reference for PlasmaPy is

  • PlasmaPy Community, Nicholas A. Murphy, Andrew J. Leonard, Dominik Stańczak, Pawel M. Kozlowski, Samuel J. Langendorf, Colby C. Haggerty, Jasper P. Beckers, Stuart J. Mumford, Tulasi N. Parashar, and Yi-Min Huang. (2018). PlasmaPy: an open source community-developed Python package for plasma physics, Zenodo,

These references may be made by adding the following line to the methods or acknowledgements sections of a paper.

  • This research made use of PlasmaPy version 0.2.0, a community-developed open source Python package for plasma physics (PlasmaPy Community et al. 2018, 2019).

All public releases of PlasmaPy are openly archived in the PlasmaPy Community on Zenodo.

We encourage authors to acknowledge the packages that PlasmaPy depends on, including but not limited to Astropy, NumPy, and SciPy.