How to cite Elixir & Phoenix on a scientific paper?

Hello everyone, I’m working on an open source project as part of my Ph.D, the platform was done using elixir & phoenix, and I want to give the proper credits, there is any paper of book I can use to cite them?

Thank you


hey @Siel, perhaps ?

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Maybe, but I hope that something like R’s citation() function to exists in elixir


To cite R in publications use:

  R Core Team (2018). R: A language and environment for statistical
  computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

    title = {R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing},
    author = {{R Core Team}},
    organization = {R Foundation for Statistical Computing},
    address = {Vienna, Austria},
    year = {2018},
    url = {},

We have invested a lot of time and effort in creating R, please cite it
when using it for data analysis. See also ‘citation("pkgname")’ for
citing R packages.
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Maybe @adolfont could help?

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Well, José Valim (the Creator of Elixir) and Chris McCord (the Creator of Phoenix) are not in Academia.

According to Wikipedia:

“R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman[17] at the University of Auckland

So the situation is quite different. I would use something like:

author = {{Elixir Core Team}},
title = {Elixir},
url = {},
version = {v1.8.2},
date = {2019-05-12},

author = {{Chris McCord}},
title = {Phoenix Framework},
url = {},
version = {v1.3},
date = {2018-07-13},

But the exact details will depend on the document class you are using with Latex/Bibtex.


Well, I was looking at papers from one of my favorite journals (Information and Software Technology) and it seems the preferred mode is to just include a footnote. See and in the image below.

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