Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

Types of Contributions

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.

  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.

  • Respect the Python Code of Conduct

Report Bugs

Before are reporting a bug, please

  • Upgrade to the newest version if necessary: pip install pybliometrics –upgrade

  • Make sure your error message is not one of these.

Report bugs at Please include:

  • Your operating system name and version (after import pybliometrics in Python, type print(pybliometrics.__version__).

  • Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.

  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

  • If you have a mere question on how to do things, please rather pose your question on using the #pybliometrics tag.

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything tagged with “bug” is open to whoever wants to fix it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitHub issues for features. Anything tagged with “enhancement” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

This repo could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official pybliometrics docs, in docstrings, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up pybliometrics for local development.

  1. Fork the pybliometrics repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone
  3. Install your local copy into a virtualenv. Assuming you have virtualenvwrapper installed, this is how you set up your fork for local development:

    $ mkvirtualenv pybliometrics
    $ cd pybliometrics/
    $ python develop
  4. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  5. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  6. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. Adhere to PEP8

  2. Run nosetests locally python -m nose –verbose (on Windows) or nosetests3 pybliometrics/scopus/tests/ –verbose.

  3. The pull request should work for Python 3.X.