I had a collaborator ask me to write up my analysis for the methods section of a paper, and I explicitly described each step, including software tools, version numbers, and citations for each one.
I found out that the version he submitted to the journal kept the text the same but removed all citations to the tools, despite them being critical to doing the analyses
Nearly every single genomics paper requires sequence alignment, and I can't count the number of times I've seen Bowtie or BWA mentioned in the text and no citation is provided.
These are some of the best software tools in bioinformatics available today, and people use them because of their thoroughness, flexibility, and ease of use.
Those things takes years and years to perfect, and that work deserves recognition
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