QuTiP is developed by several physicists in their spare time. As with anyone in academics, their life and death is determined entirely by citations and paper count. Therefore, if you find QuTiP useful, please consider citing this project as:
This will also help us secure future funding supporting the development of this software. PDF versions of these papers may be found on the ArXiv preprint server here and here. If you do use QuTiP in a publication, please take a few minutes and let us know by posting on the QuTiP message board. We would love to hear how QuTiP is being used as a research tool.