Furthering A Comprehensive SETI Bibliography


J. Lafond et al. (2021), JBIS, 74, pp.252-255

Refcode: 2021.74.252


In 2019, Alan Reyes and Jason Wright used the Astrophysics Data System (ADS) to create a living bibliography for the field of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) [1]. In their announcement, they reasoned that a public bibliography could: clarify the history of the field, provide context for the emergence and use of SETI-specific terms, improve public perception of SETI by demonstrating the depth and breadth of scholarship on the topic, enable the quantification of searched parameter space, establish criteria for what constitutes a SETI paper, and improve attribution and citation within the field. Furthermore, they argued that SETI is a small enough field that the bibliography could grow to become comprehensive.