How to cite BioDynaMo

When publishing work that relies on BioDynaMo, please cite the following manuscript. It's important 

both to allow us to show funding agencies that our work is valuable to the community, 

and to improve reproducibility of your work (and your peers' knowledge about our terrific tool! 😉)

Breitwieser L, Hesam A, de Montigny J, Vavourakis V, Iosif A, Jennings J, Kaiser M, Manca M, Di Meglio A, Al-Ars Z, Rademakers F, Mutlu O, Bauer R. BioDynaMo: a modular platform for high-performance agent-based simulation. Bioinformatics. 2022;38(2):453–60. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btab649

PMID: 34529036; PMCID: PMC8723141.

We recommend specifying the exact BioDynaMo version used in the methods section. 

For example: We use BioDynaMo v1.05.63-e327e53c (doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btab649) for all simulations in this article.


The version can be obtained by executing biodynamo --version and can be interpreted as follows: vMAJOR.MINOR.PATCH-SHA SHA is the git commit hash that can be used to check out the exact BioDynaMo version in our git repository with git checkout SHA