How to Cite Octopus

Octopus is a free program, so you have the right to use, change, distribute, and to publish papers with it without citing anyone (for as long as you follow the GPL license). However, the developers of Octopus are also scientists that need citations to bump their CVs. Therefore, we would be very happy if you could cite one or more papers concerning Octopus in your work.

General Octopus papers

These are the main references about Octopus, you should cite at least one of these in an article that uses Octopus.

Specific references about Octopus features

If you use specific functionalities there are other references that you should cite as well.

If you use the ‘‘‘exciton wavefunction (TDTDM)’’’ part of the code:

If you use the ‘‘‘magnon kick’’’ part of the code:

If you use the ‘''(TD)DFT+U’'' part of the code:

If you use the ‘‘‘DFT+U+V’’’ part of the code:

If you use the ‘‘‘parallel version’’’ of the code:

If you use the ‘‘‘linear-response implementation’’’ you should cite:

If you use ‘‘‘GPUs’'':

and if you use ‘‘‘more efficient Poisson solvers’'':

There is also a paper describing the ‘‘‘propagation methods’’’ used in Octopus:

and a paper about libxc, the library used by octopus for the ‘‘‘exchange-correlation functionals’'’,

General TDDFT references

Finally, some general references on TDDFT, written by some of us:

You can find a more extensive list of publications [[Articles|here]].