How to cite CP2K in a paper

Leopold Talirz leopold... at
Mon Jan 23 16:26:59 UTC 2017

The list that Samuel mentions can get very long indeed and I couldn't help 
but notice that even the CP2K developers themselves don't always seem to 
use it.

For example, in they use

(78) The CP2K developers group, 2013. CP2K is freely available from (accessed May 15, 2013).

which, if I remember correctly, used to be the format advocated on the cp2k 
website at some point (I am, however, not able to find this information 

In a more recent example, they cite a 
review paper 

(26) J. Hutter, M. Iannuzzi, F. Schiffmann and J. VandeVondele, Wiley 
Interdiscip. Rev.: Comput. Mol. Sci., 2014, 4, 15–25.

Whatever the currently desired format is, I would strongly suggest to spend 
a few words on this in an FAQ item "How to cite CP2K" at
After all, this is one of the most important ways of acknowledging the hard 
work of the developers we all rely on.

Best wishes,
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