EnCAB should not be cited as a website, but rather as a digital publication; the project has a DOI covering the project as a whole, and when major changes are made snapshots are made using Zenodo. In this way authors can cite the project in their publications with the assurance that future readers will be able to access the same information either in whatever current state the project is in or by going back to the Zenodo snapshots.
Citing the project as a whole can be done in two ways: through an Open Science Framework DOI (DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/NMZXT) or, if one should need to refer to earlier versions of the project, through Zenodo DOIs linked to specific versions. The project is Open Source, published under the GNU-GPL 3.0 license. The bibliographical entries for the Open Science Framework project in the most common formats are as follows (please use this citation method and not the one proposed by Open Science Framework, which is meant for webpages):
Buccellati, F., 2018. Energetic Calculator for Ancient Buildings – EnCAB. OSF. http://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/NMZXT
Buccellati, F. Energetic Calculator for Ancient Buildings – EnCAB. OSF, 2018, doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/NMZXT.
Buccellati, F. Energetic Calculator for Ancient Buildings – EnCAB. OSF, 2018. http://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/NMZXT.
The Zenodo DOIs, on the other hand, should be
used only to cite specific versions of the project; this would
primarily be useful when comparing two different versions of the EnCAB
project. This link resolves to the latest version stored on Zenodo: latest
version. On that page one finds links to earlier versions
together with creation dates. To cite the Zenodo versions, please use
the scheme above inserting the correct DOI instead of the suggested
citation method proposed by Zenodo.
Algorithms should be cited as if figures of the Project, using "alg."
instead of "fig.". Thus citing the algorithm derived from Robson's
1999 publication would be:
Buccellati 2018, alg. Robson_1999_67
In this way EnCAB is cited as the source, with a
reference to the specific algorithm used. To find the correct
algorithm reference to use, see the "How to cite:" entry in each