Please cite QGIS when using the software in your work. Here are some, probably not complete, examples depending on what project ressources were used. if you are insecure, please write to the QGIS developer mailing list. The QGIS project also provides a list where people can add links to QGIS articles or others resources at http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Journals.

Cite the QGIS project in general
  • QGIS Development Team, <YEAR>. QGIS Geographic Information System. Open Source Geospatial Foundation Project. http://qgis.osgeo.org
Cite the QGIS Developers Manual Cite the QGIS Installation Guide Cite the QGIS User Guide Cite the QGIS API Documentation
  • QGIS Development Team, <YEAR>. QGIS <VERSION> Geographic Information System API Documentation. Open Source Geospatial Foundation Project. Electronic document: http://doc.qgis.org/<DOCUMENT>

Preferred format: BibTeX

Example BibTeX entry:

<pre>
  @Manual{QGIS_software,
    title = {QGIS Geographic Information System},
    author = {{QGIS Development Team}},
    organization = {Open Source Geospatial Foundation},
    year = {2009},
    url = {http://qgis.osgeo.org},
  }
</pre>

Helpful tools

  • Google Scholar - "Search for "Quantum GIS"":http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Quantum+GIS (activate BibTex export in "Scholar preferences")
  • CiteULike - "Search for "QGIS"":http://www.citeulike.org/tag/grass
  • Bibutils bibliography conversion utilities
  • Gbib BibTeX editor for GTK+Gnome
  • JabRef Multi-platform, multi-format bibliography tool