In case you want to cite ROOT in your own publications, this is the preferred reference

  • Rene Brun and Fons Rademakers, ROOT - An Object Oriented Data Analysis Framework, Proceedings AIHENP’96 Workshop, Lausanne, Sep. 1996, Nucl. Inst. & Meth. in Phys. Res. A 389 (1997) 81-86. See also

The most recent overview paper on ROOT

A (mostly historically interesting) list of ROOT talks and publications

CHEP 2012

An Exhibition Booth for demonstrating recent developments in data processing software used at the LHC presented by the CERN PH-SFT group (in Kimmel).

Papers NOT by the ROOT team, but related in spirit

  • The “Bazaar” software development process we try to follow: The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond.
  • Microkernel vs Monolithic System. Famous discussion between Linus Torvalds and Andy Tanenbaum on the merits of these two approaches. ROOT is often seen, like Linux, as a monolithic system. Both are not doing too bad.

In case you want to cite CINT, use the following references

  • C++ Interpreter - CINT, Masaharu Goto, CQ publishing, ISBN4-789-3085-3 (Japanese)
  • Concept and application of Cint C++ interpreter, Masaharu Goto, Interface magazine 1996Aug-Nov, CQ publisihing, (Japanese)
  • Cint - embedding Tcl/Tk graphics, Masaharu Goto, Interface magazine 1997 Feb, CQ publishing, (Japanese)
  • BeOS and ROOT, Masaharu Goto, Interface magazine 1997 Sep, CQ publisihing, (Japanese)
  • Learning C++ with CINT, Masaharu Goto, C magazine 1998Apr-1999Mar, Softbank Co, (Japanese)
  • ROOT: An object oriented data analysis framework, Rene Brun & Fons Rademakers Linux Journal 998July Issue 51, Metro Link Inc, (English)