CFF (Citation File Format)

The CFF Misc file format

CFF files are usually used by software to store citation information about the specific software. The information contained is written in plain text and thus human- as well as machine-readable. Contrary to other citation files, CFF files are used by developers and not by academics, scientists or scholars, since they reference software and help to correctly cite it.

Technical details of CFF files

The information inside the CFF file contains the version, a message, author, title, date of release and other information about the software it is used by.

More information about the CFF file format

File extension .cff
File category Misc
Associated programs n/a
Useful links More about the CFF file format
Developer Github