Using citation frequency to look at trends in the usage of atomistic simulation software.
January 2021 - today
atomistic.software is an attempt at gathering insights into the usage of atomistic simulation software in the scientific community by analyzing citation frequencies on Google Scholar.
This project started from my own curiosity about how open-source software was faring compared to its commercial competitors in this space, but I hope practitioners in the field will also find it useful for other purposes - e.g. for getting an overview of major simulation engines with specific features, or for monitoring how the use of individual simulation engines is evolving over time.
The web site is accompanied by a "perpetual review" review in the LiveCoMS Journal. The plan is to update the data annually, and the review article periodically as needed. Contributions to both are highly welcome!