The Lazarus and Free Pascal teams as well as external contributors have invested a lot of time and effort in creating and maintaining the software. Please cite the tools when using them for scientific purposes.

Citing software that was used for a scientific project is also necessary to make research reproducible. Therefore, correct citations contribute to both credibility and scientific utility of publications.

The following citation style is the result of a discussion on the Lazarus forum, which took place over several months in 2016 and 2017.

## Citing Free Pascal

A BibTeX entry for $\LaTeX$ users is

@Manual{,
title   = {Free Pascal: A 32, 64 and 16 bit professional Pascal compiler},
author  = {{Free Pascal Team}},
year    = {1993-2019},
note    = {{version} 3.0.4},
note    = {{rrid} SCR_014360},
url     = {https://www.freepascal.org/},
}

Of course, the version in the foregoing examples should be replaced by the version of the Free Pascal compiler that was used.

## Citing Lazarus

A BibTeX entry for $\LaTeX$ users is

@Manual{,
title   = {Lazarus: The professional Free Pascal RAD IDE},
author  = {{Lazarus Team}},
year    = {1993-2019},
}