Good to have a page like this. Later, we can add a link to there from the main FreeCAD page.
I would recommend to follow some citation style (there is plenty of them). It is really easy to generate citations by citation managers (e.g. https://zbib.org/
Sure, there is growing number of literature mentioning “freecad”, e.g. sciencedirect.com gives me 168 results. I just copied-paste first two URLs to citation manager, selected citation style “Chicago Manual of Style” and got:
Li, Jin-Yang, Long Gu, Hu-Shan Xu, Yong Dai, You-Peng Zhang, Rui Yu, Lu Zhang, Da-Wei Wang, and Wei Jiang. “FreeCAD Based Monte Carlo Modeling Approach for Fusion Reactor Facilities.” Fusion Engineering and Design 155 (June 1, 2020): 111711. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.111711.
Li, Jin-Yang, Long Gu, Hu-Shan Xu, Nadezda Korepanova, Wei Jiang, Xin Sheng, Yan-Lei Zhu, and Rui Yu. “FreeCAD Based Modeling Study on MCNPX for Accelerator Driven System.” Progress in Nuclear Energy 107 (August 1, 2018): 100–109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnucene.2018.04.015.
Which are papers related to fusion reactor development
It is even possible to make a scientific research about open source CADs and the communities:
Castro, Hélio, Goran Putnik, Alrenice Castro, and Rodrigo Dal Bosco Fontana. “Open Design Initiatives: An Evaluation of CAD Open Source Software.” Procedia CIRP, 29th CIRP Design Conference 2019, 08-10 May 2019, Póvoa de Varzim, Portgal, 84 (January 1, 2019): 1116–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.08.001.
However, they compared number of downloads only from sourcefourge, missing that FreeCAD has moved to github