Volcanoes of the World (VOTW) Database Information
When the new website was launched in May 2013 following three years of database conversion and restructuring, this catalog of Holocene volcanoes and eruptions was renamed "Volcanoes of the World" with an initial version of 4.0, in recognition of the three previous editions of the book published by Smithsonian scientists (in 1981, 1994, and 2010) with the same title.
Citations (example for today)
General Database Citation:
Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.10.2 (24 Aug 2021). Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 25 Sep 2021. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013
Specific Volcano Profile Citation:
Global Volcanism Program, 2013. [Volcano name (volcano number)] in Volcanoes of the World, v. 4.10.2 (24 Aug 2021). Venzke, E (ed.). Smithsonian Institution. Downloaded 25 Sep 2021 ([volcano profile page link]). https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.VOTW4-2013
Only a major change to the database structure will trigger a change to the top version number. Second-level updates will be incremented following the completion of updates to a calendar year of current eruptions. The 4.0 version had eruptions updated through 2010, so 4.4.0 was complete (to the best of our knowledge) through 2014. Minor third-level updates will be done for all other reasons, including general updates from work with the professional literature, current eruptions based on Weekly or Bulletin reports, and minor database schema changes.
Improvements to the functionality, content, or appearance of the website are not logged as part of the database versions. Previous versions are not available, so any use of content from the website should include the database version number and download date as shown above.