# Citation for brms

What citation is preferred for brms (I’m on version 2.11.1)?
I note that

``````citation('brms')
``````

suggests:
Paul-Christian Bürkner
Multilevel Modeling with
the R Package brms. The R
Journal, 10(1), 395-411.
doi:10.32614/RJ-2018-017

But on google scholar this citation appears 6 times in slightly different ways all with <6 citations.
There is also an arvix pre-print of the same paper that has ~ 250 citations:
Bürkner PC. Advanced Bayesian multilevel modeling with the R package brms. arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.11123. 2017 May 31.

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citation(“brms”) suggests two references both of which you can use. They can also be found at the bottom of the brms readme: https://github.com/paul-buerkner/brms

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Thanks Paul. I will use those then and avoid the arxiv citation which seems to have been more popular in the past.