Referencing ASPECT

As with all scientific work, funding agencies have a reasonable expectation that if we ask for continued funding for this work, we need to demonstrate relevance. To this end, we ask that if you publish results that were obtained to some part using ASPECT, you give credit in the following ways:

1. Body text

Computations were done using the ASPECT code version 2.0.0, see \cite{heister_aspect_methods2,...}.

2. Acknowledgement

We thank the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics ( which is funded by the National Science Foundation under award EAR-0949446 and EAR-1550901 for supporting the development of ASPECT.

3. Citation
Please cite one or all of the following documents.
The canonical reference for this software is:

  Title                    = {High Accuracy Mantle Convection Simulation through Modern Numerical Methods. {II}: {R}ealistic Models and Problems},
  Author                   = {Heister, Timo and Dannberg, Juliane and Gassm{\"o}ller, Rene and Bangerth, Wolfgang},
  Journal                  = {Geophysical Journal International},
  Year                     = {2017},
  Number                   = {2},
  Pages                    = {833-851},
  Volume                   = {210},

  Doi                      = {10.1093/gji/ggx195},
  Url                      = {}
The most recent release of ASPECT (v2.0.0) can be cited as:

  title        = {{ASPECT} v2.0.0 [software]},
  author       = {Wolfgang Bangerth and
                  Juliane Dannberg and
                  Rene Gassmoeller and
                  Timo Heister and
  month        = may,
  year         = 2018,
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.1244587},
  url          = {}
  organization = {Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics},
  address      = {Davis, CA},
The manual's proper reference is:

  Title         = {{\textsc{ASPECT}: Advanced Solver for Problems in Earth's ConvecTion, User Manual}},
  Author        = {W. Bangerth and J. Dannberg and R. Gassm{\"o}ller and T. Heister and others},
  Year          = {2017},
  Month         = {4},
  DOI           = {10.6084/m9.figshare.4865333},
  Note          = {doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4865333},
  URL           = {}