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Data Product Citation Policy

Citation Policy

To acknowledge the scientists who have provided products, we request that you include a bibliographic citation to all ORNL DAAC products that you use in your publications. Such citations will help others find the products and see how they have been used.

Citation information is provided in the documentation that accompanies all our data products. If you have questions about how to cite ORNL DAAC data products or services, please contact the ORNL DAAC User Services Office (USO).

An editorial "Citations to Published Data SetsPDF" describes the rationale and advantages for data set citations.

The content of a Data Product Citation should include as much of the following information as appropriate:

  • contributing investigators/authors
  • year of publication
  • product title
  • medium (for items other than downloaded files; e.g., CD, DVD, tape, etc.)
  • online location (i.e., URL)
  • publisher
  • publisher's location
  • date accessed
  • digital object identifier

Send Reprints, Please!

Please email us an electronic reprint of each of your publications that use ORNL DAAC data products or services. This information helps us to better understand our user community by demonstrating how ORNL DAAC products and services are being used, and helps us to keep our product-related references current.

If reprints are not available, we request a bibliographic citation to your work.

Citation Examples

On-Line Data Set

Turner, D.P., W.D. Ritts, and M. Gregory. 2006. BigFoot NPP Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2002-2004. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/750.

Web Page

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC). 2009. SAFARI 2000 Web Page. Available online [http://daac.ornl.gov/S2K/safari.html] from ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Accessed November 5, 2009.

MODIS Subset

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC). 2014. MODIS subsetted land products, Collection 5. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov/MODIS/modis.html] from ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. Accessed July 24, 2014. Subset obtained for MOD13Q1 product at 35.9587N,84.2874W, time period: 2000-02-18 to 2000-04-06, and subset size: 0.25 x 0.25 km.

See the MODIS Citation page for more information.

Online Map

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC). 2009. FLUXNET Network Map. Available online [http://www.fluxnet.ornl.gov/fluxnet/Maps/Political_fluxnet_networks_cropped_small_april2009.png] from ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.