How to reference COMSOL Multiphysics® software in papers and publications

Solution Number: 1223
Title: How to reference COMSOL Multiphysics® software in papers and publications
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Problem Description

I am a licensed user of COMSOL Multiphysics® software and am publishing an article, paper, book, image, or conference proceeding based upon my own modeling work. How should this be referenced?

Solution

As a licensed user who is creating their own original content, you have ownership of your content. COMSOL does appreciate your referencing of our software in your publications. If your publisher does not have specific guidelines, we recommend either of the following formats:

"...
 We used the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to perform the modeling [Ref. 1].
  ..."
[1]: COMSOL Multiphysics® v. 5.2. www.comsol.com. COMSOL AB, Stockholm, Sweden.

or

"...
  This is explained in the AC/DC Module User's Guide [Ref. 2]
  ..."
[2]: AC/DC Module User's Guide, pp. 75-84. COMSOL Multiphysics® v. 5.2. COMSOL AB, Stockholm, Sweden. 2015

The second format is recommended if a specific section of the documentation is relevant.

Even if you are not required to reference COMSOL® software and documentation, you are required to use the appropriate trademark symbol, ® or ™, and to comply with the COMSOL trademark guidelines available at http://www.comsol.com/company/trademarks.

If you want to re-publish any information created by COMSOL, including but not limited to images, models, and documentation, please contact us directly.

If you are a journalist you may use any image available at http://www.comsol.com/press/gallery/ according to the guidelines provided on that page without any additional permission. Please contact us directly for any other questions.


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