To cite backbone in publications use:

Domagalski R, Neal Z, Sagan B (2021). backbone: Extracts the Backbone from Weighted Graphs. R package version 1.5.0, https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=backbone.

Domagalski R, Neal Z, Sagan B (2021). “Backbone: An R package for extracting the backbone of bipartite projections.” PLoS ONE, 16(1), e0244363. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244363, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244363.

Corresponding BibTeX entries:

  @Manual{,
    title = {{backbone}: Extracts the Backbone from Weighted Graphs},
    author = {Rachel Domagalski and Zachary Neal and Bruce Sagan},
    year = {2021},
    note = {R package version 1.5.0},
    url = {https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=backbone},
  }
  @Article{,
    title = {{Backbone}: An R package for extracting the backbone of
      bipartite projections},
    author = {Rachel Domagalski and Zachary P. Neal and Bruce Sagan},
    year = {2021},
    month = {January},
    journal = {PLoS ONE},
    volume = {16},
    number = {1},
    pages = {e0244363},
    doi = {10.1371/journal.pone.0244363},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244363},
    publisher = {Public Library of Science},
  }