How to cite signac

Please acknowledge the use of this software within the body of your publication for example by copying or adapting the following formulation:

The computational workflow in general and data management in particular for this publication was primarily supported by the signac data management framework[1,2].

[1] C. S. Adorf, P. M. Dodd, V. Ramasubramani, and S. C. Glotzer. Simple data and workflow management with the signac framework. Comput. Mater. Sci., 146(C):220-229, 2018. DOI:10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.01.035.

[2] Carl Simon Adorf, Vyas Ramasubramani, Bradley D. Dice, Michael M. Henry, Paul M. Dodd, & Sharon C. Glotzer. (2019, February 28). glotzerlab/signac (Version 1.0.0). Zenodo.

References for previous release versions can be found here. A preprint of the paper published in the Journal of Computational Materials Science is available on the arXiv.

To cite these references, you can use the following BibTeX entries:

  author        = {Carl S. Adorf and
                   Paul M. Dodd and
                   Vyas Ramasubramani and
                   Sharon C. Glotzer},
  title         = {Simple data and workflow management with the signac framework},
  journal       = {Comput. Mater. Sci.},
  volume        = {146},
  number        = {C},
  year          = {2018},
  pages         = {220-229},
  doi           = {10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.01.035}
  author       = {Carl Simon Adorf and
                  Vyas Ramasubramani and
                  Bradley D. Dice and
                  Michael M. Henry and
                  Paul M. Dodd and
                  Sharon C. Glotzer},
  title        = {glotzerlab/signac},
  month        = feb,
  year         = 2019,
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.2581327},
  url          = {}


You can add the following badge to your slides or README files to acknowledge the use of signac as part of your project: badge






.. image::

Badges generated with


The signac, signac-flow, and signac-dashboard logos & badges are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. This means you can use logos as long as you attribute the logos to the relevant signac project.